Friday, April 20, 2012

R.I.P. Levon Helm


The beat and the voice that powered The Band has been silenced by cancer.  Drummer Levon Helm has died at age 71.

From a place one might least expect, the Wall Street Journal, comes this perfect synopsis:

"Helm, the drummer and singer who brought an urgent beat and a genuine Arkansas twang to some of The Band's best-known songs and helped turn a bunch of musicians known mostly as Bob Dylan's backup group into one of rock's most legendary acts, has died."

To read more, click here.
(Ahron R. Foster/LevonHelm.com)

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