RIP Levon Helm (1940-2012)
Levon Helm, drummer and singer for The Band and one of rock’s best known personalities passed away today at age 71. Having a recent resurgence of throat cancer in recent months, Levon had rebounded from cancer and losing his voice to record Dirt Farmer and won a Grammy for the effort in 2007. In recent years, Levon would hold his famed “Midnight Rambles” at his barn in Woodstock, NY. These events attracted his fans and newcomers, as well as musicians from across the genres who played with him each night. His legacy, music and spirit will live on through the artists he has inspired and fans he has gained over his storied career. Rest in Peace Levon.