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Girl Left Behind: Levon Helm

April 20, 2012

Helm, 71, who as a drummer backed a pair of legendary musicians and then became a star himself with The Band and as a solo artist, died from throat cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. “Thank you, fans and music lovers, who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration,” said his daughter, Amy, and wife, Sandy, in a statement released Tuesday before he died. “He has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the backbeat and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage.”

This song is from Dirt Farmer which won the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2008.

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