Saturday February 23, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York lawmaker wants a road in Woodstock named to honor the late drummer Levon Helm, a leader of The Band when it played at the legendary 1969 concert nearby.

Assemblyman Kevin Cahill says he's introduced legislation to name a stretch of State Route 375 as "Levon Helm Memorial Boulevard." The designation would be for the road from State Route 28 in West Hurley to State Route 212 in Woodstock.

Helm lived in Woodstock and held concerts known as "Midnight Rambles" at his home and studio that attracted many of the world's top musicians.

He died of cancer last year at age 71.


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