Dick Clark was not the only major name in the music business to pass away this week. Levon Helm succumbed to cancer at the age of 71. Best known for being the drummer and vocalist of The Band on hits like "Up On Cripple Creek" and "The Weight", Helm made some contributions as a member of the League of Themselves performing on 'Saturday Night Live' and here on 'SCTV':
He also contributed a few Toobworld citizens, one to be found in 'Midnight Caller' and the other in 'Seven Brides For Seven Brothers'.
From the Cineverse, you can check him out in 'Coal Miner's Daughter' and 'The Right Stuff'.
“The last 10 miraculous years gave Levon a sort of extended victory lap. Fans got to tell him how much they loved him, musicians lined up to honor him and Levon made 3 new albums, each of which won the Grammy Award. It was as if heaven decided to give Levon an extra decade just so we could all hear his songs one more time, just to give Levon and the people who loved him a proper chance to say goodbye. In the whole history of rock ‘n’ roll, no one ever had a greater encore than Levon Helm.” — Bill Flanagan, 'CBS Sunday Morning'
Good night and may God bless.....