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Levon Helm
May 26, 1940 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

If you give it good concentration, good energy, good heart and good performance, the song will play you.


Forever Young, by Dylan, is one of my favorite songs.


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


Most of our stuff was trial and error. You live with a tape recorder, you turn it on, you play the song and you listen to it.


The way to do it is to put as much life into the song as I can. You can either get it to breathe or you can't.


The Band never really played big concert tours. We never sold millions and millions of albums.


Don't we all want what's best for each other?


My dad and I played music. He teaches me a song or two every time I'm home.


Well, somebody's got to sing. They won't hire you unless you sing.


I've had all the lessons I could get. I've learned from everybody I've ever met.


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


The rock star stuff never came up for us. The Band was never attacked by groupies before, during or after any show that we ever played.


I like to get within handshaking distance of the crowd. If it happens, they know it, we know it, and that's all we came here for.


I never subscribe to the stay-at-home policy. I'm not sick of the road or sick of eating in good restaurants around the country. I like to travel.


Drums usually seem to tune themselves.


Good times don't last long sometimes.


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


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