Publisher description for This wheel's on fire : Levon Helm and the story of the Band / Levon Helm with Stephen Davis.


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The Band, who backed Bob Dylan when he went electric in 1965 and then turned out a half-dozen albums of beautifully crafted, image-rich songs, is now regarded as one of the most influential rock groups of the '60s. But while their music evoked a Southern mythology, only their Arkansawyer drummer, Levon Helm, was the genuine article. From the cotton fields to Woodstock, from seeing Sonny Boy Williamson and Elvis Presley to playing for President Clinton, This Wheel’s on Fire replays the tumultuous history of our times in Levon’s own unforgettable folksy drawl. This edition is expanded with a new afterword by the authors.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Helm, Levon.
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Band (Musical group)