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Levon Helm

Born: 1940-05-26 - Died: 2012-04-19
Cause of Death:
Cancer


Death Summary:

Levon Helm died due to the late stages of Throat Cancer.



Who was Levon Helm :

"Mark" Levon Helm was a singer and drummer for the popular 60's and 70's band The Band, known for hit songs like "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down" and "Up on Cripple Creek."

Later in life, Helm became involved with a series of concerts titled "The Midnight Ramble," which were centered at his home in Woodstock, New York. The concerts featured Helm, along with other well-known artists. Helm also released an album in 2007 called "Dirt Farmer," which earned Helm a Grammy award in the "Traditional Folk Album" category.


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13 Signatures in Levon Helm's guestbook

  1. Chris Burke Says:

    I see so many signatures it warms my heart.

  2. david Says:

    with gratitude i was fortunate to see him play many times. the music world is now void of a legend.

  3. Jim Lenaghan Says:

    Levon’s renditions of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and so many other songs were unforgettable. May he rest in peace!

  4. robbie lane Says:

    Levon inspired so many of us. He will be missed.

  5. Debbie Bethurem Says:

    Levon “still” is one of the best drummer/singers that has ever lived. From your fellow Arkansan, We all love you and will miss you!

  6. mark medicus Says:

    thanks for all the great music and the great times,peace bro

  7. Marisa Says:

    Blue skies, smooth sailing and soft landing, dearest, Levon. Thank you for making my life a much better place. Peace and big love.

  8. Kenneth Powell Says:

    R.I.P. Levon, you were one of the greats.

  9. Bartow Says:

    You’re the best ol timer. I’ll be keeping Donnie safe and heavy, now don’t you worry. Calm whispers in my ear in the sweat of the morning. Mucho love homie, I love tendered souls forever or until.

  10. kay bullo Says:

    The band was wonderful we will miss you so

  11. kay bullo Says:

    thank you for all your wonderful music,we will miss you so.

  12. gail wyatt Says:

    I really didnt know how good you could sing until after Coal MIners Daughter. The cast of the show had a special on Saturday Night Live….thats when I knew how good you really were!

  13. Gary Minadeo Says:

    Great player


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