I’m still a little stuck on Levon Helm’s death, but he had a big enough impact as a musician when he was alive that he influenced a few other artists. Influenced them to the point of writing songs about him. Before he died.Here are three that I could find. Maybe you have more?
“Levon” by Elton John
I’m not so sure this one is about Levon, but Elton John said he named the song and the titular character after Levon Helm.
“The Man Behind the Drums” by Robert Earl Keen
Sounds like a chronicling of Keen’s trip to one of Levon’s famous “Midnight Rambles” at his studio in Woodstock, NY.
“Listening to Levon” by Marc Cohn
I have a soft spot for the “Walking in Memphis” guy.