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Musician Levon Helm.

Drummer and lead vocalist for the rock group The Band, Levon Helm. Helm's Arkansas roots gave the Canadian group an American folk sound. In the 1960's The Band, got it's start backing Bob Dylan. They went on their own in 1968 with "Music From Big Pink." The Band is back with a new album, "Jericho," and a tour. Helm's written a book about The Band called "This Wheel's On Fire" (Morrow).


Other segments from the episode on November 16, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 16, 1993: Interview with Levon Helm; Interview with Martin Espada; Review of the television show "Frontline."


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