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Levon Helm quotes: I've always thought it was easier for girls to sing harmonies because their voices can go to that higher plane so much more easy than a male voice. I've always thought it was easier for girls to sing harmonies because their voices can go to that higher plane so much more easy than a male voice.
Levon Helm quotes: After I was old enough to work, they'd have to make three pies: one for each family and one for Lavon. And I'd guard mine. After I was old enough to work, they'd have to make three pies: one for each family and one for Lavon. And I'd guard mine.
Levon Helm quotes: I'm not in it for my health. I'm a musician and I wanna live the way I do. I'm not in it for my health. I'm a musician and I wanna live the way I do.
Levon Helm quotes: By the time The Band did The Last Waltz, the chemistry had changed, and it wasn't a thrill anymore to live that studio kind of life. By the time The Band did The Last Waltz, the chemistry had changed, and it wasn't a thrill anymore to live that studio kind of life.
Levon Helm quotes: Maybe the greatness we heard in [Richard Manuel]'s voice, that catch in it, came from all that pain. To this day, we don't really know. Maybe the greatness we heard in [Richard Manuel]'s voice, that catch in it, came from all that pain. To this day, we don't really know.
Levon Helm quotes: I don't fool with a lot of things that I can't have fun with. There's not much reward in that. I don't fool with a lot of things that I can't have fun with. There's not much reward in that.
Levon Helm quotes: I played some Yamaha drums that I like a lot. And I like the Yamaha people a lot too. They've been really nice to me and The Band. I played some Yamaha drums that I like a lot. And I like the Yamaha people a lot too. They've been really nice to me and The Band.
Levon Helm quotes: There were no rules, other than that the song should sound good and be fun to play. There were no rules, other than that the song should sound good and be fun to play.
Levon Helm quotes: 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. 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.
Levon Helm quotes: 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 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.
Levon Helm quotes: Forever Young, by Dylan, is one of my favorite songs. Forever Young, by Dylan, is one of my favorite songs.
Levon Helm quotes: As rowdy as the place was, I've seen rowdier times playing fraternity parties in Oklahoma. As rowdy as the place was, I've seen rowdier times playing fraternity parties in Oklahoma.
Levon Helm quotes: Lord, when the song wants to pick up and go a little faster towards the end, it's hard for me to resist. Lord, when the song wants to pick up and go a little faster towards the end, it's hard for me to resist.
Levon Helm quotes: My dad and I played music. He teaches me a song or two every time I'm home. My dad and I played music. He teaches me a song or two every time I'm home.
Levon Helm quotes: 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 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.
Levon Helm quotes: Drums just always sounded like the most fun part of that good music for me. Drums just always sounded like the most fun part of that good music for me.
Levon Helm quotes: My parents wanted me to be smart and be a scholar, and the best I could do was graduate high school. My parents wanted me to be smart and be a scholar, and the best I could do was graduate high school.
Levon Helm quotes: The crowd is just as important as the group. It takes everything to make it work. The crowd is just as important as the group. It takes everything to make it work.
Levon Helm quotes: The Band never really played big concert tours. We never sold millions and millions of albums. The Band never really played big concert tours. We never sold millions and millions of albums.
Levon Helm quotes: When I was younger, I used to drive up to a bunch of turkeys, roll down the window and say something. They'd all gobble back at once. When I was younger, I used to drive up to a bunch of turkeys, roll down the window and say something. They'd all gobble back at once.
Levon Helm quotes: I love horns, and the bigger the band, the better it sounds to my ear. I love horns, and the bigger the band, the better it sounds to my ear.
Levon Helm quotes: Well, somebody's got to sing. They won't hire you unless you sing. Well, somebody's got to sing. They won't hire you unless you sing.
Levon Helm quotes: With horns and a full rhythm section, the drums always looked like the best seat in the house. With horns and a full rhythm section, the drums always looked like the best seat in the house.
Levon Helm quotes: If you pour some music on whatever's wrong, it'll sure help out. If you pour some music on whatever's wrong, it'll sure help out.
Levon Helm quotes: Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor, a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian. Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor, a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian.
Levon Helm quotes: I was in high school, trying to get out of high school. The only thing slowing me up was grades. I was in high school, trying to get out of high school. The only thing slowing me up was grades.
Levon Helm quotes: We all love musical architecture; there's no doubt about that. We all love musical architecture; there's no doubt about that.
Levon Helm quotes: If it doesn't come from your heart, music just doesn't work. If it doesn't come from your heart, music just doesn't work.
Levon Helm quotes: When the second record came out, they started calling it The Band. I voted to call it The Crackers. I'm no fool. When the second record came out, they started calling it The Band. I voted to call it The Crackers. I'm no fool.
Levon Helm quotes: I don't think I'm a millionaire, but I'm comfortable. I don't think I'm a millionaire, but I'm comfortable.
Levon Helm quotes: 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. 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.
Levon Helm quotes: Anytime I switch to another instrument, I immediately turn it into another kind of drum so that I can understand it better. Anytime I switch to another instrument, I immediately turn it into another kind of drum so that I can understand it better.
Levon Helm quotes: If things are going slow, I'm itchy. If things are going slow, I'm itchy.