Levon Helm, co-founder of The Band, dead at 71

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:54:52 -0700 Levon Helm, the drummer, multi-instrumentalist and singer for The Band who kept the band's heart for more than three decades, died "peacefully" Thursday afternoon, according to his record label, Vanguard Records. He was 71. http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/19/showbiz/obit-levon-helm/index.html?section=cnn_latest

Levon Helm, drummer and singer with The Band, dies at 71

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 01:24:21 -0700 Levon Helm, whose gruff vocals and razor-sharp drumming underpinned the seminal late 1960s rock group The Band, died Thursday, his recording studio said. He was 71. http://news.yahoo.com/levon-helm-drummer-singer-band-dies-71-082421238.html

Remembering Levon Helm – Mental Floss

Yesterday Levon Helm, the multi-instrumentalist best known as the singer and drummer for The Band, died after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 71. Helm was a southern gentleman, owner of one of rock and roll's … http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/124084

Levon Helm, Drummer and Singer of the Band, Dead at 71 | Music …

Levon Helm, singer and drummer for the Band, died on April 19th in New York of throat cancer. He was 71. He passed away peacefully at 1:30 this after. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/levon-helm-drummer-and-singer-of-the-band-dies-at-71-20120419

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  • Anonymous says:

    Why Does Levon Helm Refuse To Play The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down During His Concerts? Levon Helm was the drummer for The Band. He was the lead vocalist on “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” He still plays live concerts, but he hasn’t sang that song since 1976. Why?

    • Curator says:

      The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down has not been performed live since The Last Waltz. The inside story is that Levon now refuses to sing it, seeing Robbie’s portrayal of the south as patronising. This is odd if, as he claims, he participated in writing it. Levon contradicts Taplin on the speed of the recording.
      Robbie is sensitive to Levon’s charge, denying that he was writing it directly “at” Levon, but nevertheless it ceased to get done on stage by Levon or by The Band. But probably Robbie had too much to say about it in various interviews, which got Levon’s bristles up. A later note from the website mentioned a Larry King radio interview where Levon simply says they stopped doing it “because it’s hard to sing”.

  • Anonymous says:

    Does Levon Mean Lover In Another Lanuage And If So Which One? Does”levon”the name mean “lover” in another language and if so which language does it come from?

  • Anonymous says:

    Does Levon Ter Petrossian Represent The Social Democratic Hunchakian Party For Armenia? Just wondering if Levon Ter Petrossian represents the Hunchakian (Hnchag, Hunchagian) party or if he supports it because I saw some pictures of him at a Pro-Hunchakian group.

    • Curator says:

      Levon Ter-Petrossian is a leader of Armenian National Congress http://www.anc.am and Social Democratic Hunchakian Party for Armenia is a part of that structure supporting Ter-Petrossian and his democratic movement.

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