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Levon Helm in final stages of cancer

Apr 18, 2012 1:31 am
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="561" caption="from levonhelm.com"][/caption]Tue., April 17, the website of former member of The Band and Woodstock resident Levon Helm changed its opening page to this image and this message:
Dear Friends,
Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. 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 up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage...

We appreciate all the love and support and concern.
From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy

Helm is known for so many things in the music world and this area, from "The Weight" to playing with Bob Dylan, to the midnight rambles in Woodstock for the past decade.

Below, is a YouTube interview with Helm from PBS posted on March 9, 2012.
YouTube video
Levon Helm - drummer and lead singer for The Band - presides over what he calls "midnight rambles" -- concerts in his Woodstock, N.Y. barn, where he's surrounded by musical friends and family, including his daughter, singer Amy Helm. His voice may be raspy, but his energetic drumming and high-beam smile can warm the coldest winter night. Part of the Sound Tracks: Quick Hits series by PBS Arts.