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Levon Helm

Levon Helm

American musician and actor

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January 23, 1999

The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998) - IMDb
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Bill Clinton Remembers Levon Helm

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April 20, 2012

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February 17, 1984

The Right Stuff (1983) - IMDb
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Born Mark Lavon Helm in Elaine, Arkansas,Helm grew up in Turkey Scratch, a hamlet of Marvell, Arkansas. His parents, Nell and Diamond Helm, were cotton farmers who shared a strong affinity for music. They encouraged their children to play and sing at a young age. He saw Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys at the age of six6 and decided to become a musician. Helm began playing the guitar at the age of eight and also played drums.

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Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm (May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012) was an American musician and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and one of the three lead vocalists for The Band. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, multi-instrumental ability, and creative drumming style, highlighted on many of the Band's recordings, such as "The Weight", "Up on Cripple Creek", and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down".

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In 1998, Helm was diagnosed with throat cancer which caused him to lose his singing voice. After treatment, his cancer eventually went into remission, and he gradually regained the use of his voice. 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 No. 91 in its list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, In 2010, Electric Dirt, his 2009 follow-up to Dirt Farmer, won the first Grammy Award for Best Americana Album, a category inaugurated in 2010.[3] In2010.In 2011, his live album Ramble at the Ryman won the Grammy in the same category.In 2016, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him No. 22 in its list of 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time.

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Helm also had a successful career as a film actor, appearing as Loretta Lynn's father in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), as Chuck Yeager's friend and colleague Captain Jack Ridley in The Right Stuff (1983), as a Tennessee firearms expert in Shooter (2007), and as General John Bell Hood in In the Electric Mist (2009).

Helm also had a successful career as a film

Born Mark Lavon Helm in Elaine, Arkansas,Helm grew up in Turkey Scratch, a hamlet of Marvell, Arkansas. His parents, Nell and Diamond Helm, were cotton farmers who shared a strong affinity for music. They encouraged their children to play and sing at a young age. He saw Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys at the age of six and decided to become a musician. Helm began playing the guitar at the age of eight and also played drums.

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Born Mark Lavon Helm in Elaine, Arkansas,Helm grew up in Turkey Scratch, a hamlet of Marvell, Arkansas. His parents, Nell and Diamond Helm, were cotton farmers who shared a strong affinity for music. They encouraged their children to play and sing at a young age. He saw Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys at the age of six and decided to become a musician. Helm began playing the guitar at the age of eight and also played drums.

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Ain't in it for my Health - A Film about Levon Helm | official website<

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Books of The Times; A Member of the Band Recalls Its Glory Days

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December 29, 1993

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April 15, 2009

In the Electric Mist (2009) - IMDb (final film role)

March 23, 2007

Shooter (2007) - IMDb

February 24, 2006

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) - IMDb

September 5, 1997

Fire Down Below (1997) - IMDb

October 19, 1984

Best Revenge (1984) - IMDb canadian film directed by John Trent

May 13, 1984

The Dollmaker (TV Movie 1984) - IMDb american drama film starring Levon Helm
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