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Rock Legend Levon Helm of The Band Dead at 71

He sang and played drums for the group

(Newser) - With songs like "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," "The Weight" and "Up on Cripple Creek," The Band fused rock, blues, folk, and gospel to create a sound that seemed as authentically American as a Mathew Brady photograph or a Mark Twain short story.... More »

Band Drummer Levon Helm Near Death

Acclaimed singer, multi-instrumentalist in final stages of cancer

(Newser) - Rock and roll is about to lose another legend. Levon Helm, drummer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist in The Band, is "in the final stages of his battle with cancer," according to a note posted to his website by family members. The 71-year-old musician from Arkansas was the only non-Canadian... More »

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