Contact Us
Make My Homepage

The Band’s Levon Helm Dies at 71

Levon Helm, a key member of the seminal rock group The Band who lent his distinctively Southern voice to classics like “The Weight” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” has died at age 71.

Levon Helm (Getty Images)

Helm’s website says he died peacefully Thursday afternoon.

Helm and his band mates were musical virtuosos who mined the roots of American music in the late 1960s as other rockers veered into psychedelia, heavy metal and jams. The group’s 1968 debut, “Music From the Big Pink,” remains a landmark album of the era.

The Band bid farewell to live performances with a bang with its famous “Last Waltz” concert in 1976.

Some fans considered Richard Manuel The Band’s lead singer. But for many admirers, that honor belonged to the short, feisty Helm.

 

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!