Levon Helm, drummer of The Band – one of the most important and influential bands in rock – passed away today, at the age of 71. A post on his website said simply:
“Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful soul.”
Our thoughts go out to his family, friends & loved ones.
As our tribute to Helm, his music and his legacy, revisit our recounting of musician Steve Wynn’s trip to Helm’s personal residence for a night of music & storytelling: Rambling With Levon.