The true behind-the-scenes story of legendary rock group The Band, as told by drummer Levon Helm.
1968's Music From Big Pink was an album that seemed to come out of nowhere, and sounded like nothing anyone had heard before. It was a defining moment for an entire generation, and it immediately established The Band as one of the most important acts of the modern rock era. As drummer and lead singer for The Band, Levon Helm emerged as a genuine folk hero to millions.
About the Author
Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm (May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012) was an American rock musician and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and frequent lead and backing vocalist for The Band. 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". He also had a successful career as an actor, appearing in such films as Coal Miner's Daughter and The Right Stuff.