Levon Helm remembered by Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Elton John and more

  • On Thursday, a great musical voice was silenced.

    Drummer and vocalist Levon Helm died at the age of 71 after a long battle with throat cancer.

    Helm played as part of Bob Dylan's backing band in 1965 and 1966. Years later, The Band, featuring Helm, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko and Richard Manual, performed with Dylan on a series of recordings known as "The Basement Tapes."

    Pictures: Levon Helm 1940-2012
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    Helm, founding member of The Band, shared the stage with countless musicians, especially in recent years as part of The Levon Helm Band.

    A day after his death, the outpouring of support symbolizes the lasting influence Helm will have on the music world.

    Click through the following slides to see how Helm's friends, including Bob Dylan, Jane Fonda, Martin Scorsese and Jeff Tweedy, will remember the man behind such classic songs as "The Weight" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."