Danko, Rick b. December 29, 1942 d. December 10, 1999 Musician. Born Richard Clare Danko, he was a Canadian musician and singer, best known as a member of the legendary rock group The Band. A charismatic artist, he played bass, violin, guitar and sang lead vocal on the group's hits such as "The Weight" and "Stage Fright". After The Band had performed its farewell concert "The Last Waltz" in 1976, Danko was the first of the group to go solo, releasing the self titled album "Rick Danko" (1977). From 1983 to 1999, Danko alternated between a reformed...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock (Ulster County), Ulster County, New York, USA Plot: Back section, near the road
Helm, Levon b. May 26, 1940 d. April 19, 2012 Musician. Drummer with the music group The Band. Born Mark Lavon Helm, the son of a cotton farmer and part time musician, his love of music was born from his family's encouragement. Listening to the Grand Ole Opry also shaped his musical interests. He received his first guitar at the age of nine and while a teenager, he formed his own group The Jungle Bush Beaters and learned showmanship while watching the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. His break came when he caught the attention...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock (Ulster County), Ulster County, New York, USA Plot: Just off the road as it turns north in the rear of the cemetery. The grave can be found against a wooden wall which has musical notation on it.
Manuel, Richard b. April 3, 1943 d. March 4, 1986 Musician. Born in in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, he was a noted lead singer, pianist and songwriter. He was most remembered for being an original member of The Band and for his high falsetto singing on the group's first album "Music From Big Pink" (1968). He continued touring with The Band throughout 1974, then went on to perform or record with artist Bob Dylan, Bobby Charles, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Kinky Friedman, Happy Traum, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris and others. His solo...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Suicide by hanging Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth County, Ontario, Canada