Levon Helm

Levon Helm's Arkansas-hewn voice and imaginative drumming helped make the Band -- first known as <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001512" title="Bob Dylan" href="/topic/entertainment/music/bob-dylan-PECLB001512.topic">Bob Dylan</a>'s backup band -- into one of the most esteemed groups in pop music history. He was 71. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-levon-helm-20120420,0,2779003.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a>  | <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-levon-helm-pictures,0,5866527.photogallery"><span class="center_label">Photos</span></a><br>
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( Los Angeles Times / April 11, 2014 )

Levon Helm's Arkansas-hewn voice and imaginative drumming helped make the Band -- first known as Bob Dylan's backup band -- into one of the most esteemed groups in pop music history. He was 71. Full obituary | Photos

Notable deaths of 2011

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