Levon Helm, Founding Member of The Band, Dies at 71

Levon Helm, drummer, singer and founding member of The Band, died at age 71 on 19 April from complications from cancer in New York City. When Bob Dylan went electric in 1965 / 1966, it was The Band that backed him up. In 1968, The Band released their debut album, Music From Big Pink. When Eric Clapton inducted them into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1994, he cited it as an influential album and said when he first heard it, he wanted to head to Woodstock to join them.
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