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Concerts

Levon Helm and The Band performed on Mountain Stage in 1996.

April 20, 2012 Listen to an entire concert from Levon Helm and The Band, recorded live in 1996 in West Virginia.

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Studio Sessions

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October 14, 2013 Celebrate the rock 'n' roll legend with an archived interview and performance from WXPN.

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Interviews & Profiles

Levon Helm was the longtime drummer and occasional vocalist for The Band.

April 20, 2012 Fresh Air remembers the longtime drummer of The Band with excerpts from his appearances on the show.

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December 11, 2007 After beating cancer, The Band's singing drummer is back with his first solo album in 25 years.

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July 29, 2006 Drummer Levon Helm of The Band survived throat cancer and is happily making music again.

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Discover Songs

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June 6, 2009 A look at recent songs by Metric, Magnolia Electric Co., Booker T. Jones and Levon Helm.

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June 1, 2009 Muddy Waters' upbeat "Stuff You Gotta Watch" is a good match for Helm's roughed-up tenor.

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December 20, 2007 Reviewer Meredith Ochs shares her top ten albums for 2007.

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December 6, 2007 All Songs reviewers parley the year's biggest surprises, letdowns and best new music.

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October 12, 2007 Host Bob Boilen looks at some of the most anticipated CDs coming out before the end of the year,...

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News

Levon Helm performing at the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco in 2010.

April 19, 2012 Helm, who played superpowered, shifting backbeats and sang hits including "The Weight," was 71.

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Reviews

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June 6, 2009 A look at recent songs by Metric, Magnolia Electric Co., Booker T. Jones and Levon Helm.

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June 1, 2009 Muddy Waters' upbeat "Stuff You Gotta Watch" is a good match for Helm's roughed-up tenor.

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December 10, 2007 Folk Alley presents a sampling of its favorite albums this year, submitted by hosts and staff.

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