December 3, 1970
Phillips County native Levon Helm’s daughter, Amy, was born. Helm, best known as the drummer and singer for the Canadian rock group the Band, was living with Amy’s mother, Libby Titus, in Woodstock, New York, at the time. In the late 1990s, Helm survived the throat cancer that had forced him to quit singing for a time. Nonetheless, he formed a band with a group of Woodstock-area musicians, often with Amy on vocals. He resided in Woodstock until the end of his life, performing monthly Midnight Ramble shows at his home. He died of cancer in April 2012.