Multi-Instrumentalist Levon Helm of The Band Dead at 71 After Long Struggle With Cancer

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loral

The Elton John song name "Levon" came from Levon Helm.

Elton and his lyricist, Bernie Taupin, were big fans of The Band.

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slayerswine

loral,

Thanks for that tidbit of info.. I love knowing things like that. I was listening to some Band stuff yesterday out of respect and actually listened to 'Levon' as well not even knowing that.

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toothmonkey

I got to see Levon with Rick Danko and Garth Hudson on Ringo's first All Starr Band tour in '89. They were the highlight of the show.

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dfanelli

I saw them on that tour too. Three drummers!

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toothmonkey

RIP, Levon!

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slayerswine

Thanks for all the great music Levon, especially your contributions in The Band.

R.I.P.

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