American Musician

Levon Helm

  • May 26, 1940 - Apr 19, 2012 (age 71)
  • 5' 8" (1.73 m)
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2019
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band
MovieSep 5, 2019

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson …

Once Were Brothers: Robbie …
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson's personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become hi brothers in music and who together made their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers blends rare archival footage, photography iconic songs and interviews with many of Robertson's friends and collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Martin Scorsese, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, and more. In a career spanning six decades, Robbie Robertson has continued to create as a songwriter, producer, performer, actor, author and film composer. A half-Mohawk, half-Jewish kid from Toronto, Robertson would travel from the dives of Yonge Street to the deep South as an ambitious 16-year-old on a musical mission. His raw talent would thrust him into the spotlight and put him at the center of a cultural revolution, backing Bob Dylan on his notorious 1966 "electric" world tour and later, as a member of The Band, collaborating with Dylan on the ground-breaking Basement Tapes and inventing Americana with songs like "The Weight," "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." After 17 years, The Band called it quits with a lavish farewell concert on November 25th, 1976, at San Francisco' Winterland Ballroom, immortalized in the seminal concert film, The Last Waltz, directed by Martin Scorsese - considered by many as the greatest rock and roll film of all time.
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2014
The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 3
AlbumJul 1, 2014

The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 3

The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 3 released.
2012
Levon Helm
PersonalApril 2012

Levon Helm

Levon Helm passed away.
2011
Take Me to the River 1978-1982
AlbumJul 12, 2011

Take Me to the River 1978-1982

Take Me to the River 1978-1982 released.
Ramble at the Ryman
AlbumMay 17, 2011

Ramble at the Ryman

Ramble at the Ryman is a 2011 live album recorded by American …
Ramble at the Ryman is a 2011 live album recorded by American rock multi-instrumentalist Levon Helm during his September 17, 2008 performance at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The performance kicked off the beginning of the Americana Music Festival & Conference. The album features six songs by The Band and other cover material, including songs from previous Helm solo releases. Helm's band is led by multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell and Helm's daughter, vocalist and mandolinist Amy Helm.
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Best Americana Album
Award2011

Best Americana Album

Won award for "Ramble at the Ryman".
Grammy Award
SongJan 1, 2011

Ophelia
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SongJan 1, 2011

Anna Lee
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SongJan 1, 2011

Evangeline
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SongJan 1, 2011

Deep Elem Blues
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Best Americana Album
Nomination2011

Best Americana Album

Nominated for "Ramble at the Ryman".
Grammy Award
2010
Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm
MovieMar 1, 2010

Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Lev…

Starting with the image of a …
Starting with the image of a tour bus warming its engine in the stillness of an empty lot, this haunting, personal portrait of music legend Levon Helm evokes the mood of a lifetime spent on the road. Jacob Hatley's extraordinarily intimate documentary finds Helm, a founding member of The Band, at home in Woodstock in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. The ultimate survivor, he's overcome drugs, bankruptcy, the bitter breakup of The Band and a bout of throat cancer -but then, as the rueful title indicates, he wasn't in it for his health.
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2009
Electric Dirt
AlbumJun 30, 2009

Electric Dirt

Electric Dirt is the final studio album from American musician …
Electric Dirt is the final studio album from American musician Levon Helm, released in 2009. It is the follow-up to his Grammy-winning 2007 album Dirt Farmer. In Uncut's list of the 150 best albums between 2000 through 2009, Electric Dirt was listed 80th. It won the first ever Grammy Award for Best Americana Album, an inaugural category in 2010.
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SongJun 30, 2009

Tennessee Jed
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In the Electric Mist
MovieFeb 7, 2009

In the Electric Mist

A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of …
A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen.
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Best Americana Album
Award2009

Best Americana Album

Won award for "Electric Dirt".
Grammy Award
Best Americana Album
Nomination2009

Best Americana Album

Nominated for "Electric Dirt".
Grammy Award
2008
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...
TV ShowDec 3, 2008

Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...

Spectacle: Elvis Costello …
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... is a UK/Canadian television series that was shown on Channel 4 in the UK, CTV in Canada. The show features intimate interviews between the host, Elvis Costello, and various musical guests intertwined with performances by Costello and the guests, separately and together.
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Only Halfway Home
MovieMay 1, 2008

Only Halfway Home

Only Halfway Home released.
And The RCO All-Stars
AlbumFeb 19, 2008

And The RCO All-Stars

And The RCO All-Stars released.
2007
SongOct 30, 2007

Poor Old Dirt Farmer
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SongOct 30, 2007

Got Me a Woman
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Dirt Farmer
AlbumOct 30, 2007

Dirt Farmer

Dirt Farmer is an album by American musician Levon …
Dirt Farmer is an album by American musician Levon Helm, former drummer for the Band. The album was released on October 30, 2007, on Vanguard Records, and was Helm's first studio album since 1982. It was produced by fellow ex-Dylan sideman Larry Campbell and by Helm's daughter, Amy, both of whom also sing and play on the album. It won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album in February 2008.
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Shooter
MovieMar 8, 2007

Shooter

Bob Lee Swagger, one of the world's great marksmen and …
Bob Lee Swagger, one of the world's great marksmen and the son of a Congressional Medal of Honoree, is a loner living in the Rockies. He's left the military, having been hung out to dry in a secret Ethiopian mission a few years before, when he's recruited by a colonel to help find a way that the President of the US might be assassinated in one of three cities in the next two weeks. He does his work, but the shot is fired notwithstanding and Bob Lee is quickly the fall guy: wounded and hunted by thousands, he goes to ground and, aided by two unlikely allies, searches for the truth and for those who double-crossed him. All roads lead back to Ethiopia.
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Best Traditional Folk Album
Award2007

Best Traditional Folk Album

Won award for "Dirt Farmer".
Grammy Award
Best Traditional Folk Album
Nomination2007

Best Traditional Folk Album

Nominated for "Dirt Farmer".
Grammy Award
2006
Spend It All
AlbumNov 21, 2006

Spend It All

Spend It All released.
Live At The Palladium NYC (New Years Eve 1977)
AlbumApr 18, 2006

Live At The Palladium NYC (New Years …

Live At The Palladium NYC (New Years Eve 1977) released.
Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 2
AlbumFeb 21, 2006

Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 2

Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 2 released.
2005
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
MovieMay 20, 2005

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

A man is shot and quickly …
A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico.
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2003
Festival Express
MovieSep 9, 2003

Festival Express

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train …
The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts like Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and The Band.
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1999
The Ties That Bind: The Best Of... 1975-1996
AlbumFeb 9, 1999

The Ties That Bind: The Best Of... 1975 …

The Ties That Bind: The Best Of... 1975-1996 released.
1998
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
MovieSep 11, 1998

The Adventures of Sebastian Cole

In June, 1983, in Dutchess …
In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing ...
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Souvenir Vol. 1
AlbumJan 1, 1998

Souvenir Vol. 1

Souvenir Vol. 1 released.
1997
Fire Down Below
MovieSep 5, 1997

Fire Down Below

Going undercover in rural Kentucky, an environmental …
Going undercover in rural Kentucky, an environmental agent tries to prove the dumping of toxic waste in the local coal mines by ruthless industrialists.
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1996
Life and Times
TV ShowOct 4, 1996

Life and Times

Life and Times was a series of biographical documentary …
Life and Times was a series of biographical documentary films broadcast by CBC Television, CBC Country Canada and CBC Newsworld. The program premiered in 1996, and ran until 2007. The show centred primarily on Canadian public figures, such as actors, musicians, comedians, writers, business people and politicians. Figures profiled in the first season included Mordecai Richler, Craig Russell, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Farley Mowat, Roberta Bondar, Anne Murray, Peter Lougheed, Daniel Igali, Karen Kain, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Bob White and Don Cherry, while profiles in the second season included Emily Carr, Burton Cummings, Peter Gzowski and Gilles Villeneuve.
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Feeling Minnesota
MovieSep 13, 1996

Feeling Minnesota

An ex-convict and his bumbling crook brother fight for the …
An ex-convict and his bumbling crook brother fight for the same woman.
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Levon Helm & the RCO All-Stars
AlbumAug 6, 1996

Levon Helm & the RCO All-Stars

Levon Helm and the RCO All …
Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars is a 1977 album by the short-lived musical group of the same name. It was Levon Helm's first studio album independent of the Band.
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1995
The History of Rock 'n' Roll
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TV ShowMar 6, 1995

The History of Rock 'n' Roll

The History of Rock 'n' Roll is …
The History of Rock 'n' Roll is a ten episode documentary mini-series produced by Time-Life. It originally aired on the Prime Time Entertainment Network in 1995. All parts were later released on VHS, DVD, and reran on TLC and VH1, the latter which showed all ten parts in the last 10 weeks of the year 1999 on Friday night as part of a countdown to the year 2000. The series covers Rock Music from the 1950s to the 1990s and features over 200 exclusive interviews with many well-known artists and other music industry figures.
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1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
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TV ShowSep 13, 1993

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan …
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity interviews, and musical and comedy performances. Late Night aired weeknights at 12:37 am Eastern/11:37 pm Central and 12:37 am Mountain in the United States. From 1993 until 2000, Andy Richter served as O'Brien's sidekick; following his departure, O'Brien was the show's sole featured performer. The show's house musical act was The Max Weinberg 7, led by E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg.
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Late Show with David Letterman
TV ShowAug 30, 1993

Late Show with David Letterman

Late Show with David …
Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the Late Show franchise. The show debuted on August 30, 1993, and was produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants, and CBS Television Studios. The show's music director and leader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra, was Paul Shaffer. The head writer was Matt Roberts and the announcer was originally Bill Wendell, then Alan Kalter. Of the major U.S. late-night programs, Late Show ranked second in cumulative average viewers over time and third in number of episodes over time. In most U.S. markets the show aired from 11:35 p.m. to 12:35 a.m. Eastern and Pacific Time, and recorded Monday to Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The second Thursday episode usually aired on Friday of that week.
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1989
Staying Together
MovieNov 10, 1989

Staying Together

Jake McDermott, after 25 years running a fast food business, …
Jake McDermott, after 25 years running a fast food business, proclaims one morning that he's hated dealing with chickens the entire time and has finally sold the family restaurant. For his three sons, who counted on taking it over someday, this comes as a shock and begins to break apart their family. No longer big, carefree fish in a small pond, will the boys manage to rearrange their lives and reconcile with their parents?
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Nomination1989

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

Nominated for "Will The Circle Be Unbroken".
Grammy Award
1988
Midnight Caller
TV ShowOct 25, 1988

Midnight Caller

Midnight Caller is an American drama television series …
Midnight Caller is an American drama television series created by Richard DiLello, which aired on NBC from October 25, 1988, to May 17, 1991. It was one of the first television series to address the dramatic possibilities of the then-growing phenomenon of talk radio.
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1987
Man Outside
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MovieDec 11, 1987

Man Outside

A lawyer, running away from his past, becomes a recluse in …
A lawyer, running away from his past, becomes a recluse in the Alabama woods and becomes the primary suspect in the abduction of a local boy.
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End of the Line
MovieAug 28, 1987

End of the Line

2 worker from a railway company realize that the company …
2 worker from a railway company realize that the company want to close the railroad track where they work. They steal an engine and travel thru America to the centre of the company to protest against the closing. While travelling they have a lot of adventurous moments.
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1985
Smooth Talk
MovieSep 10, 1985

Smooth Talk

A free-spirited 15-year-old girl flirts with a dangerous stranger in …
A free-spirited 15-year-old girl flirts with a dangerous stranger in the Northern California suburbs and must prepare herself for the frightening and traumatic consequences.
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1984
Best Revenge
MovieOct 19, 1984

Best Revenge

An American tourist in Spain is forced to take part in a four …
An American tourist in Spain is forced to take part in a four million dollar drug deal, because his best friend has been kidnapped, and is being tortured by the drug kingpin who set up the operation.
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The Dollmaker
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MovieMay 13, 1984

The Dollmaker

The Dollmaker is a 1984 American made-for-television drama …
The Dollmaker is a 1984 American made-for-television drama film starring Jane Fonda and based on the 1954 novel of the same title written by Harriette Arnow. It was originally broadcast on ABC on May 13, 1984.
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1983
The Right Stuff
MovieOct 21, 1983

The Right Stuff

Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program …
Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be in it. Thrilling, funny, charming and electrifying all at once.
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1982
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
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TV ShowSep 19, 1982

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven Brides for Seven …
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an American musical television series loosely based on the film, which ran on CBS from September 19, 1982 to March 23, 1983.
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Late Night with David Letterman
TV ShowFeb 1, 1982

Late Night with David Letterman

Late Night with David …
Late Night with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman. It premiered on NBC on February 1, 1982, and concluded on June 25, 1993. Letterman began hosting Late Show with David Letterman on CBS in August 1993. The series has since been reformatted as Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
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1981
Sandra Dodd
MarriageSeptember 1981

Sandra Dodd

Married Sandra Dodd.
1980
Coal Miner's Daughter
MovieMar 7, 1980

Coal Miner's Daughter

At only 13, Loretta Webb …
At only 13, Loretta Webb marries Doolittle Lynn and is soon responsible for a large family. She appears destined to a life of homemaking, but Doolittle recognizes his wife's musical talent, and buys her a guitar as an anniversary present one year. At 18, the busy mother of four children still finds time to write and sing songs at small fairs and local honky-tonks. This gift sets Loretta Lynn on the grueling, tumultuous path to superstardom and country-music greatness.
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Album Of The Year
Nomination1980

Album Of The Year

Nominated for "Coal Miner's Daughter".
Country Music Association Award
Album Of The Year
Award1980

Album Of The Year

Won award for "Coal Miner's Daughter".
Country Music Association Award
1978
The Last Waltz
MovieApr 26, 1978

The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock …
The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group The Band, held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The Last Waltz was advertised as The Band's "farewell concert appearance", and the concert saw The Band joined by more than a dozen special guests, including their previous employers Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan as well as Paul Butterfield, Bobby Charles, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, and Neil Young. The musical director for the concert was The Band's original record producer, John Simon.
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1975
Saturday Night Live
TV ShowOct 11, 1975

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live …
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which often parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as with featured performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!", properly beginning the show.
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1973
The Midnight Special
TV ShowFeb 2, 1973

The Midnight Special

The Midnight Special is an American late-night musical …
The Midnight Special is an American late-night musical variety series originally broadcast on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was on May 1, 1981. The 90-minute program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
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1970
Amy Helm
ChildDecember 1970

Amy Helm

Amy Helm (born December 3, 1970) is an American singer …
Amy Helm (born December 3, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter and daughter of The Band drummer Levon Helm and singer Libby Titus. She is a past member of the Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Band and Ollabelle, as well as her own touring band.
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1940
Levon Helm
BirthMay 1940

Levon Helm

Levon Helm was born.
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