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Published: 2013/02/22

NY Legislator Introduces Bill to Name Road After Levon Helm

Photo by Chris Paul

A state legislator in New York is trying to name a road after legendary The Band drummer Levon Helm. Democratic Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, who represents the part of Ulster County that Helm called home before his passing last year, has introduced legislation to rename an area road “Levon Helm Memorial Boulevard.“The bill calls for the stretch of State Route 375 between the intersections of Route 28 and Route 212 in Woodstock, NY to be rechristened. The legislation does not yet have a sponsor in the Senate.

Earlier this month, Mumford & Sons, Elton John, T Bone Burnett, Mavis Staples, Zac Brown and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard honored Helm with a performance of “The Weight” at the 55th annual Grammy Awards. You can watch the video of that tribute here.


There are 5 comments associated with this post

Pm February 22, 2013, 13:58:26

ENOUGH with Levon Helm

Pm February 22, 2013, 14:19:11

I didn’t hear all this fuss about Richard Manuel or Rick Danko when they died and they were every bit as great as Levon and lets not forget Robbie Robertson the brains behind the operation, who should have been allowed to perform the tribute at the grammys.

me February 22, 2013, 14:39:13

Enough with PM… isn’t time for your shit sandwich?

Luv'in Levon February 22, 2013, 14:51:26

PM – you need to get your head out of your ass and do a little research on Levon and the Band!
Especially if you think Robbie was `the brains of the Band…
Have you ever seen Levon? or The Band?
I think not!

T February 23, 2013, 08:00:08

I agree with PM.

T February 23, 2013, 08:00:26

I agree with PM.

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