Levon Helm passes on

According to reports, Levon Helm passed away at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

The 71-year-old drummer whose Midnight Ramble concerts at his studio/home in Woodstock over the last eight years restored the luster to his career, not to mention the town itself, was battling a new round of cancer after having survived throat cancer a dozen years ago.

Once the drummer for The Band, in recent years his Levon Helm Band maintained a robust touring schedule, as well as hosting Rambles several times a month, and was awarded three Grammy Awards for its recordings.

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  1. gberke

    I think your obits are so fine… you make many people special… and surely are worthy of special people, like Levon. Yours is what I will want to read in full. thank you

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