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

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In this May 15, 2010 photo, Levon Helm performs on the mandolin with his daughter Amy Helm during a Ramble performance at Helm's barn in Woodstock, N.Y. 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/Times Herald-Record,John DeSanto)