On April 17th, Levon Helm’s family announced that he was within the final stages of his battle with cancer. Levon has passed away at age 71. Helm is best known for his work with the Band and as a solo performer. His acting career included over a dozen television and film appearances. Robbie Robertson said the following about his friend and former bandmate:
“Levon is one of the most extraordinary talented people I’ve ever known and very much like an older brother to me. I am so grateful I got to see him one last time and will miss him and love him forever.”
Join WTTS in celebrating the life and music of Levon Helm and wishing the best to his family. Watch The Band performing “I Shall Be Released” below.