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."
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