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Levon Helm

Levon Helm was the drummer and lead vocalist for The Band. Helm's Arkansas roots gave the Canadian group an American folk sound. In the 1960's The Band got its start backing Bob Dylan. They went on their own in 1968 with Music From Big Pink.

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The Last Waltz

The 1978 film The Last Waltz is playing in theaters again, and it also being released on DVD May 7th. Also, a 4-CD box set of the music from The Last Waltz is available. Martin Scorsese directed the 1978 documentary about The Band last performance. We listen back to interviews with two members of The Band. Musician Robbie Robertson was a guitarist and songwriter for The Band until their breakup in 1976. Since then, he has put out solo albums and done film soundtracks for director Martin Scorsese.

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Native American Musician and Band Member Robbie Robertson

Robertson was a guitarist and songwriter for The Band until their break-up in 1976. Since then, he has put out solo albums and written film soundtracks for director Martin Scorsese. His newest work is "The Native Americans," inspired by his Native American heritage.

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Levon Helm of The Band

The drummer and lead vocalist's Arkansas roots gave the Canadian group an American folk sound. In the 1960's The Band got it's start backing Bob Dylan. They went on their own in 1968 with "Music From Big Pink." The Band's most recent album is called "Jericho." They're playing Woodstock this weekend, and will then continue to tour.

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Musician Levon Helm.

Drummer and lead vocalist for the rock group The Band, Levon Helm. Helm's Arkansas roots gave the Canadian group an American folk sound. In the 1960's The Band, got it's start backing Bob Dylan. They went on their own in 1968 with "Music From Big Pink." The Band is back with a new album, "Jericho," and a tour. Helm's written a book about The Band called "This Wheel's On Fire" (Morrow).

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