According to the Levon Songfacts, the name "Levon" came from Levon Helm, the drummer and one of the lead singers of The Band. Elton and his lyricist, Bernie Taupin, were big fans of The Band.
Madman Across The Water
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
Do It Again
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Levon wears his war wound like a crownHe calls his child Jesus'Cause he likes the nameAnd he sends him to the finest school in town
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