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Levon Helm

Levon Helm

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Levon Helm (2009)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages audio, September 2009

Together with his co-conspiritor Larry Campbell, the great Band drummer looks back over his recent solo activities, the people he works with, and his unique take on American music.

File format: mp3; file size: 31.5mb, interview length: 34' 27" sound quality: ****

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Levon Helm: Levon Helm and the RCO All Stars (ABC)

Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 19 November 1977

LEVON HELM was the kid who went north in the late 50s with a rockabilly singer called Ronnie Hawkins, whose talents were dime-a dozen in ...

An interview with Levon Helm

Interview by Peter Stone Brown, unpublished, March 1981

NOTE: Originally broadcast on the country/bluegrass show "Sunnyside" on WXPN, FM Philadelphia, in March 1981. ...

Levon Helm Returns

Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 5 September 1981

THE LAST TIME I saw Levon Helm we were in Arlington. He and Sissy Spacek were on the movie screen at the Regent theater and ...

The Weight on Levon Helm

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, unpublished, 1998

LEVON HELM is perched on the arm of a carved wooden chair in his large house-cum-recording studio in Woodstock, N.Y., and he’s cackling his head ...

The Return of Levon Helm

Comment by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 12 November 2007

THE FIRST TIME most people heard Levon Helm sing was way back in 1968 when The Band released Music From Big Pink. ...

Levon Helm: Dirt Farmer

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, December 2007

LEVON HELM was the southern heart of that essentially Canadian group The Band, the drummer/singer/mandolinist who gave Robbie Robertson's songs their corn-starch authenticity. Helm it ...

The Shape I'm In: Levon Helm

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, October 2009

IF LEVON HELM'S studios have a Green Room, then this must be it. A ramshackle den leading off a homely wooden kitchen, it's currently crawling ...

Levon Helm

Profile and Interview by Alan Light,, May 2011

LEVON HELM is standing in his kitchen, grinning. At the head of the table, singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys is showing guitarist Larry Campbell, best known for ...

Levon Helm, 1940-2012

Obituary by David Hepworth, The Word, June 2012

'THE NIGHT THEY drove old Dixie down' is the perfect emblem for the life and career of Levon Helm. This one song, written by Robbie ...

Garth Hudson on Levon Helm

Memoir by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, July 2012

"THE FIRST TIME I saw Levon in action was in Woodstock, Ontario, about thirty-five miles from London, where I grew up. Ronnie and the Hawks ...

Oh Brother Where Art Thou? The Night They Drove Ole Levon Down

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, July 2012

IN THE BACKWOODS gang that was The Band, Levon Helm was the lean and wiry chancer with one eye on the ladies and a voice ...

Love for Levon: Izod Center, New Jersey

Live Review by Alan Light,, October 2012

LEVON HELM wasn't exactly a household name. But when the former drummer and vocalist for The Band died in April after a long battle with ...

Elusive Harmony: Levon Helm, The Band, and the birth of Americana

Retrospective by Ian Penman, City Journal, Winter 2021

IN MAY 1900, an advert appeared out of Florida for "60 coloured performers… male, female and juvenile of every description, Novelty Acts, Headliners, etc. We ...

see also Band, The

see also Levon & the Hawks


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