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"The Weight" is a song originally by 'The Band' that was released in 1968 and on the group's debut album 'Music from Big Pink'. Credited to The Band member Robbie Robertson, the song has significantly influenced American popular music, having been listed as no.41 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

#45 - The Band were four-fifths Canadian – drummer Levon Helm was from Arkansas – but their second album is all American. Guitarist Robbie Robertson's songs vividly evoke the country's pioneer age ("Across the Great Divide") and the Civil War ("The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"), while reflecting the fractured state of the nation in the 1960s. www.jeffreymarkell.com #orangecountyrealtor #jeffforhomes #greatestalbums

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Levon Helm: 1940-2012

Levon Helm, drummer and lead singer of The Band, died April 19, 20212 of cancer at the age of 71 years old. R.I.P. Levon Helm (The Band) - "The sun's gonna shine through the shadows when I go away."

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The Band: I Shall Be Released (The Last Waltz) - Featuring: Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Ronnie Hawkins And Van Morrison

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"The Weight." The Band. The song was included on their first album apart from Bob Dylan, "Music from Big Pink." Lead vocals by the drummer, Levon Helm. I mourn with all the good people of Turkey Scratch, Arkansas, the passing of one of the great vocal stylists of the late 60s or any decade since. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/music-from-big-pink-remastered/id15916339

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