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Levon Helm, who passed away on April 19, always had a knack for standing apart from the crowd.

As a member of The Band, one of the most respected rock and roll groups of all time, this proud native son of Arkansas was the lone American along with the four other musicians who hailed from Canada.

In the annals rock and roll, Helm was a rarity, a drummer who could keep time while singing lead vocals. He was »

- Jon Friedman

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