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Levon Helm

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Anytime I switch to another instrument, I immediately turn it into another kind of drum so that I can understand it better.

— Levon Helm

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Drums just always sounded like the most fun part of that good music for me.

— Levon Helm

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I don't fool with a lot of things that I can't have fun with. There's not much reward in that.

— Levon Helm

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A friend of mine took me to Memphis advised me that I should get in the musicians' union. He gave me a set of drums and said, Stay on the job, son.

— Levon Helm

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I was in high school, trying to get out of high school. The only thing slowing me up was grades.

— Levon Helm

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When the second record came out, they started calling it The Band. I voted to call it The Crackers. I'm no fool.

— Levon Helm

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By the time The Band did The Last Waltz, the chemistry had changed, and it wasn't a thrill anymore to live that studio kind of life.

— Levon Helm

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Conway Twitty was always our local hero while I was growing up. He had a series of good bands. I wanted to sit in, if Conway would let me. And he did a couple of times.

— Levon Helm

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Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor, a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian.

— Levon Helm

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If you pour some music on whatever's wrong, it'll sure help out.

— Levon Helm

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Another early influence on Helm was the work of harmonica guitarist and singer Sonny Boy Williamson II who played blues and early rhythm and blues on the King Biscuit Time radio show on KFFA in Helena and performed regularly in Marvell with blues guitarist Robert Lockwood Jr. Although the tumor was then successfully removed Helm's vocal cords were damaged and his clear powerful tenor voice was replaced by a quiet rasp. 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".

 91 in the list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. On April 17 2012 his wife and daughter announced on Helm's website that he was "in the final stages of his battle with cancer" and thanked fans while requesting prayers. 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.

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