Levon Helm
7 Images

Levon Helm | 1940 - 2012

Levon Helm
Levon Helm in 1979. A note posted on his website by his wife and daughter Tuesday said: “Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey.” (Los Angeles Times)
Levon Helm
Bob Dylan, foreground, left, joins members of The Band, from left, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Levon Helm, at a 1974 concert at the Forum in Inglewood. (Los Angeles Times)
Levon Helm
Levon Helm, right, performs with his band on the “Imus in the Morning” program on the Fox Business Channel in New York. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
Levon Helm
From left are members of The Band: Garth Hudson, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson and Rick Danko. ()
Levon Helm
Levon Helm, one of the original members of The Band, performs Midnight Rambles with his new band at the Levon Helm Studio in Woodstock, N.Y. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
Levon Helm
Levon Helm performs Midnight Rambles with his new band at the Levon Helm Studio in Woodstock, N.Y. Arkansas-born Helm was the only non-Canadian member of the Hawks, a group that first backed early rocker Ronnie Hawkins, and then gained fame in the mid-1960s accompanying Bob Dylan when the singer and songwriter “went electric” to the consternation of many hardcore folk music fans who’d previously supported him. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
Levon Helm
The Band, featuring Richard Manuel on piano, Levon Helm on drums, lead guitarist Robbie Robertson, center, and bass guitarist Rick Danko, take the stage for their final live performance before a crowd of 5,000 at Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco. Helm was a key member of The Band and lent his distinctive Southern voice to classics like “The Weight” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” (John Storey / Associated Press)
1/7