The Band with Bob Dylan 1974.
One of the stunning group of multi-instrumental, multi-talented guys who came together under many names but eventually became The Band, Levon Helm was a superb drummer, as well as singer and actor.
Now he's gone.
"He passed away peacefully at 1:30 this afternoon surrounded by his friends and bandmates," Helm's longtime guitarist Larry Campbell tells Rolling Stone. "All his friends were there, and it seemed like Levon was waiting for them. Ten minutes after they left we sat there and he just faded away. He did it with dignity. It was even two days ago they thought it would happen within hours, but he held on. It seems like he was Levon up to the end, doing it the way he wanted to do it. He loved us, we loved him."
Larry Campbell, himself an extremely talented musician and former Dylan band member, produced both of Levon's more recent albums - a comeback after his first battle with throat cancer took his voice for many years - both of which, Dirt Farmer and Electric Dirt, were Grammy winners.
Check them out. And for those not familair with his work, check out The Band album Music From Big Pink (with the song The Weight - sung by Levon - that Rolling Stone listed at number 41 in its list of all time greatest rock songs) and also Bob Dylan's album Planet Waves (not well received at the time of its release but now seen as a classic reunion of Bob and his earlier backing band.)
Few people have left so much great music behind as Levon Helm.