Saturday, May 26, 2012

Levon Helm May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012

He was born Mark Lavon Helm on May 26, 1940, but for most of his professional career, he was known simply as Levon, the folksy yet soulful singer who also supplied the solid backbeat for The Band, the group that helped Bob Dylan ease his transition into rock 'n' roll and later defined the template for Americana rock music. When he died on April 19, 2012, he left behind a legacy that will forever loom large in the annals of roots rock and the true sounds of the heartland. MORE HERE

Today would have been Levon’s 72nd Birthday.

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