Levon Helm

1940 - 2012

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Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm (May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012) was an American musician who achieved fame as the drummer and one of the three lead vocalists for The Band, for which he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Levon Helm has received more than 4,880,869 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Levon Helm is the 996th most popular musician (up from 1,140th in 2019), the 4,848th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,588th in 2019) and the 326th most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.88

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Levon Helms by language

Over the past year Levon Helm has had the most page views in the with 691,835 views, followed by German (21,597), and Spanish (15,925). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Swahili (254.17%), Dutch (163.69%), and Hungarian (98.19%)


Among musicians, Levon Helm ranks 996 out of 3,175Before him are Arif Mardin, Blackie Lawless, Oscar Hammerstein II, Bernhard Romberg, Susumu Hirasawa, and Volodymyr Ivasyuk. After him are Chester Thompson, Glen Matlock, Paul Bley, Mark St. John, Woody Herman, and Ronnie Drew.

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Among people born in 1940, Levon Helm ranks 278Before him are Luis María Echeberría, Farooq Leghari, Gheorghe Gruia, Li Zhaoxing, Fakhruddin Ahmed, and Johnny Nash. After him are Richard Lynch, Jacques Duquesne, Jia Qinglin, Fleur Jaeggy, Nanni Galli, and Vladimir Vasiliev. Among people deceased in 2012, Levon Helm ranks 210Before him are Ramaz Shengelia, Marvin Hamlisch, Ann Rutherford, Dom Mintoff, Paavo Berglund, and Mahmoud El-Gohary. After him are Jack Taylor, Richard Lynch, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Peter Carsten, Sergio Toppi, and Francisco Xavier do Amaral.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Levon Helm ranks 4,848 out of 20,380Before him are Gloria Vanderbilt (1924), Louise Arner Boyd (1887), Charles Grandison Finney (1792), Theodore Maiman (1927), John G. Trump (1907), and Johnny Nash (1940). After him are Justin Theroux (1971), Sam Wanamaker (1919), Chester Thompson (1948), MC Hammer (1962), Haddon Sundblom (1899), and Helen Stephens (1918).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Levon Helm ranks 326Before him are Charlie Haden (1937), Ted Nugent (1948), John Mayer (1977), Tommy Thayer (1960), Blackie Lawless (1956), and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895). After him are Chester Thompson (1948), Mark St. John (1956), Woody Herman (1913), Helen Merrill (1930), Otis Rush (1934), and John Lewis (1920).