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Levon Helm Dead: Musicians React on Twitter

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The death earlier today (April 19) of Levon Helm, legendary singer and drummer for the Band, has resulted in a swift outpouring of Twitter messages expressing love and respect for the legend and his music. You can read the words of rockers such as Slash, Flea, Foreigner and many more below:

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Three Dog Night (@threedognight): RIP Levon Helm, an amazing drummer and singer. We are fans of The Band. We recorded Chest Fever on our debut album.

 
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doorsofficial (@TheDoors): Levon Helm helped define the sound of the 60s as a member of The Band, The Hawks, and as a solo artist, and heavily influenced the sound of what we now know as “Americana Music.” Songs like “The Weight” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” will forever remain classics of the rock and roll canon. We extend our condolences to the fans and family of Levon Helm. From The Doors and everyone at JAM, Inc.

 
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Kelly Hansen (@TheKellyHansen): I'm crushed, Levon Helm is gone. If u don't know him, google him. U took a load off all of us with your giant soul. R.I.P.

 
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Janis Joplin (@JanisJoplin): Levon Helm helped define the sound of the 60s as a member of The Band, The Hawks, and as a solo artist, and heavily influenced the sound of what we now know as “Americana Music.” Songs like “The Weight” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” will forever remain classics of the rock and roll canon. We extend our condolences to the fans and family of Levon Helm. From The Estate of Janis Joplin and everyone at JAM, Inc.

 
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Joe Walsh (@JoeWalsh): RIP Levon Helm - my brother. Thank you for the love, the music and all our memories. youtu.be/fDnwD550zoM

 
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Slash (@Slash): Levon Helms Was one of the greats in R n R. Been listening to him play & sing my whole life. Sad news indeed. RIP.

 
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Flea (@flea333): Wow, Levon helm, let in on the big secret. Thanks to him for letting us in on the beauty of his earthling journey mystery. RIP. LOVEALWAYS

 
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patrick carney (@patrickcarney): one of the best singers and drummers and it all is sad.

 
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Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow): My heart heavy with sad news of Levon Helm's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Levon's family @LevonHelmRamble youtu.be/zY68zn6nNDA

 
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Diego (@tomorello): Hey Levon Helm, thanks man for carrying The Weight of that backbeat (and great vocals) for decades. Inspired so many

 
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Paul Shaffer (@paulshaffer): It's sad to hear of Levon Helm's passing. He leaves behind a great legacy of music. R.I.P.

 
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Tedeschi Trucks Band (@DerekAndSusan): Thinking about Levon Helm today. Here he is with his band at @TheRyman, singing "Ophelia" - youtube.com/watch?v=pcgxuGiI7wU @LevonHelmRamble

 

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