Levon Helm, key member of The Band, dies at 71

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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2008 file photo, Levon Helm performs at the Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I. Helm, who was in the final stages of his battle with cancer, died Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. He was 71. He was a key member of The Band and lent his distinctive Southern voice to classics like "The Weight" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." (AP Photo/Joe Giblin, File)