The media talked about Dick Clark. The people talked about Levon Helm.
— Bob Lefsetz on Levon Helm.
He didn’t do it to become famous, certainly not rich. His parents didn’t buy him the best equipment available, they didn’t dun everybody they came in contact with, saying how great a player he was and he deserved to make it, no, Levon Helm followed his muse, the music, to the point his death impacted a spectrum of people from the barely-pubescent to the nearly-deceased. That’s how good he was.