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Levon Helm was born on this day in 1943. Here he is with a partially reformed version of The Band performing “When I Paint My Masterpiece” at the 30th anniversary celebration of Bob Dylan’s career in 1992. Dylan wrote the song, but The Band was the first to record it, on Cahoots.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.