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How Is It the Band Never Did a Song About Baseball? (Prayers for Levon Helm)

It is with sadness that I note the imminent passing of The Band's great drummer/vocalist Levon Helm. According to a note on his website, "Levon is in the final stages of hit battle with cancer." As a cancer guy myself, this is depressing on a personal level. Less selfishly, it means the loss of one of rock and roll's great musicians. Through their work with Bob Dylan and on their own, The Band became one of the most prominent practitioners of what became known as roots rock or Americana.
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Legendary Drummer Levon Helm In Final Stages Of Cancer Battle

Entertainment / Pop Culture : The Inquisitr - Entertainment

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Levon helm, drummer of the The Band and solo vocalist, is losing his long battle with cancer. On Saturday, his former bandmate Robbie Robertson offered his prayers and love for Helm, hinting that there might be something really bad ...

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