Levon Helm

Levon Helm

Actor, Music

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Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm (born May 26, 1940), is an American rock multi-instrumentalist and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and frequent lead and backing vocalist for The Band. Helm is known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, and creative drumming style highlighted on many of The Band's recordings, such as "The Weight", "Up on Cripple Creek", "Ophelia" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". His 2007 comeback album Dirt Farmer earned the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album in February 2008, and in November of that year, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #91 in the list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. In 2010, Electric Dirt, his 2009 follow-up to Dirt Farmer, won the first ever Grammy Award for Best Americana Album, an inaugural category in 2010.

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Birthday

May 26, 1940

Place of birth

Marvell, Arkansas, United States

Known for

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Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Starting with the image of a tour bus warming its engine in the stillness of an empty lot, this h... Read more

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The Last Waltz

Martin Scorsese's rockumentary intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour wit... Read more

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Festival Express

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour. Read more

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Martin Scorsese Directs

Providing behind the scenes footage of the director on set with clips from his own films, Martin ... Read more

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The Wall: Live in Berlin

A recording of the 1990 Berlin benefit concert in which Roger Waters leads an all star cast in pe... Read more