His voice was sometimes described as the stern Southern preacher, dirt farmer, and depleted Confederate soldier.  Best known for his music with 'The Band', Levon Helm was also an accomplished actor, whom may you remember as playing the role of Sissy Spacek's father, in the 1980 film "Coal Miner's Daughter".  Levon Helm succumbed to cancer today.  He was 71 years old.

 

Australian music group 'Men at Work' have been in obscurity for almost three decades now, but who can forget the vibrating flute riff on the widely popular "Down Under"?  Greg Ham was only 58, when his body was discovered today inside his home in Melbourne.  No official word yet on the cause of death.