Levon Helm performs The Weight live at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009

Levon Helm

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Artist Bio

Mark Lavon Helm (May 26, 1940-April 19, 2012), better known as Levon Helm, was an American rock musician most famous as the drummer for the rock group The Band. Helm was also known for his deeply soulful, country-style voice, and powerful drumming style highlighted on many of the The Band's recordings, such as "The Weight", "Up on Cripple Creek", "King Harvest", "Ophelia" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down".

Early years
Helm was born in Marvell, Arkansas and began playing the guitar at the age of eight. ... Read more on Last.fm