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US rock musician remembered for human rights activism

Headline Title:  US rock musician remembered for human rights activism 20 April 2012 Amnesty International added its voice to tributes paid to influential US rock musician Levon Helm, 71, who passed away on Thursday in his home in Woodstock, New York after a battle with throat cancer. Levon Helm was an active supporter of human rights. “Toast to Freedom”, a commemorative song celebrating Amnesty International and set for release this May, began in his barn (Levon Helm Studios) and spread to all corners of the world – ultimately leading to Israeli and Iranian artists singing together.…

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