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Thursday, April 19, 2012

R.I.P. Levon Helm: Watch Him Play With the Band in San Francisco

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 4:12 PM

click to enlarge Levon Helm with the Band in San Francisco, 1976.
  • Levon Helm with the Band in San Francisco, 1976.

Today, with the passing of Levon Helm, the music world lost a gem -- and probably the greatest drummer-singer ever. We're sad to see him go, glad we got a chance to see him perform at Outside Lands 2009, and ever so appreciative that Martin Scorcese bothered to make a film about the Band's final show in San Francisco in 1976. From The Last Waltz, here is a great clip of Levon leading the Band through "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," onstage at the Winterland Ballroom. Check it out. And rest in peace, Levon.

If you have the patience for one more click, here's a better (but un-embeddable) version.

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