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Published: 2013/07/02

Levon Helm Band Members, Lou Reed and More Celebrate Garland Jeffreys’ 70th

Photos by Dino Perrucci

Esteemed and eclectic singer Garland Jeffreys celebrated his 70th birthday at New York’s Highline Ballroom on Saturday night. The performance was part of the annual Blue Note Jazz Festival.

Several musicians helped Jeffreys celebrate his milestone during the night. Those guests included Levon Helm Band members Brian Mitchell and Erik Lawrence, both of whom sat in during the show, and Lou Reed, who delivered a video message. Partway through the night, Jeffreys, Mitchell and Lawrence also covered The Band’s “The Weight” in honor of Helm. In addition, actor Harvey Keitel, an old friend of the blues/reggae/soul/rock singer, was spotted in attendance during the performance.

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