aHelm lays it all bare in vivid, impassioned prose, adding an earthly, backwoods tone that makes the book read like a Southern novel, like Thomas Wolfe writing about rock ana roll.a aBoston Globe aOne of the most insightful and intelligent rock bios in recent memory.a aEntertainment Weekly 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 Wheelas on Fire replays the tumultuous history of our times in Levonas own unforgettable folksy drawl. This edition is expanded with a new epilogue covering the last dozen years of Levon's life. Levon Helm (1940-2012) met Ronnie Hawkins at the age of 17 and formed what would soon become The Band. He maintained a successful career as a singer and actor until his death. Stephen Davis is the author of Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga; More Room in a Broken Heart: The True Adventures of Carly Simon; Old Gods Almost Dead: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones; Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend; Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith; and others.This edition is expanded with a new epilogue covering the last dozen years of Levona#39;s life. Levon Helm (1940-2012) met Ronnie Hawkins at the age of 17 and formed what would soon become The Band.
|Title||:||This Wheel's on Fire|
|Author||:||Levon Helm, Stephen Davis|
|Publisher||:||Chicago Review Press - 2013-10-01|