Levon Helm memorial service planned for Woodstock, N.Y.

In this May 15, 2010 photo, Levon Helm performs on the mandolin during a Ramble performance at Helm's barn in Woodstock, N.Y. Helm, who was in the final stages of his battle with cancer, died Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York at age 71. AP Photo/Times Herald-Record, John DeSanto

In this May 15, 2010 photo, Levon Helm performs on the mandolin during a Ramble performance at Helm's barn in Woodstock, N.Y.
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(CBS/AP) Levon Helm's friends and fans have been invited to a memorial at the home where the late drummer and singer for The Band staged his "Midnight Ramble" barn concerts in New York's Hudson Valley.

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Helm's family says on his website that parking will be available at three locations in Woodstock and there will be shuttle bus trips to the Woodstock property from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

It's the same place Helm hosted concerts with various guests in recent years. The shows had a community feel, as concert-goers were encouraged to bring food for a casual pot luck dinner before the show.

A private funeral is scheduled for Friday.

Helm died April 20 at the age of 71 from complications of cancer. His family announced days before his death that Helm was in the final stages of throat cancer.

Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Robbie Robertson and Richard Manuel's first album as The Band was 1968's "Music From Big Pink." Songs including "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and "Up on Cripple Creek" are rock standards.

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