Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Levon Helm is in the Last Stages of Cancer

Rolling Stone reports that Levon Helm is in the final stages of cancer.

"Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer," says the note. "Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey. Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration...he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room with music, lay down the back beat, and make people dance! He did it every time he took the stage."

There is no way to measure the impact The Band had on rock music. From backing Bob Dylan on his first electric tour to the brilliant albums they made. Robbie Robertson was the songwriter. Levon Helm was the voice of many of the best known songs by The Band.

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