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Levon Helm


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Birth Name: Mark Levon Helm
Born: 1940/05/26
Birth Place: Marvell, Arkansas, United States
Years Active: 1957-present
Genres: Rock And Roll, Rhythm And Blues, Rock, Blues, Country, Folk

Levon Helm (born Mark Lavon Helm, May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012) was an American rock multi-instrumentalist and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and frequent lead and backing vocalist for The Band. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, and creative drumming style highlighted on many of the Band's recordings. Helm was born in Marvell, Arkansas, and grew up in Turkey Scratch, a hamlet west of Helena, Arkansas. Helm was influenced by variety of musical styles — blues, country and R&B — listening to the Grand Ole Opry radio show and R&B on radio stations out of Nashville, Tennessee. He also saw traveling shows such as F.S. Walcott's Rabbit's Foot Minstrels t... Continue Bio >>


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