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

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In this Nov. 18, 2011 photo, Levon Helm performs with his daughter Amy and the Levon Helm Band during the "Shelter From the Storm" benefit concert at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston, 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)