Levon Helm 1940-2012

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Drummer, singer, purveyor of the sublime, Levon Helm died this afternoon in New York City at age 71.

That’s Levon singing “The Weight” with the rest of The Band and the Staple Singers in Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Waltz.” That’s what it sounds like when it’s good, and it’s deep and it matters.

Levon Helm 1940-2012

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