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"The Band" in the seventies: L to R: Garth Hudson, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson and Rick Danko

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The Band on stage on Nov. 25, 1976 at The Last Waltz concert in San Francisco. The film capturing The Band's farewell show was directed by Martin Scorsese.

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Another scene from Scorsese's "The Last Waltz," with Helm on the foreground playing the mandolin.

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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 1976 file photo, Levon Helm, of The Band, playes drums at the band's final live performance at Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco. Helm, who was in the final stages of his battle with cancer, died Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. He was 71.

John Storey/AP

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Levon Helm jumps into the air while Richard Manuel fills in on the drums during a 1983 Band reunion concert that didn't include guitarist Robbie Robertson.

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In this Aug. 14, 2009 file photo, Levon Helm performs with the Levon Helm band during the Heroes of Woodstock concert at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, N.Y. Helm, who was in the final stages of his battle with cancer, died Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. He was 71.

Craig Ruttle/AP

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Helm bows to a cheering crowd between songs while performing at Massey Hall in Toronto on June 29, 2010.

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Levon Helm performs at Massey Hall in Toronto, June 29, 2010.

J.P. Moczulski For The Globe and Mail

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In this Nov. 18, 2011 photo, Levon Helm performs with his daughter Amy and the Levon Helm Band during the "Shelter From the Storm" benefit concert at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston, N.Y. Helm, who was in the final stages of his battle with cancer, died Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. He was 71.

John DeSanto/Times Herald-Record/AP

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