Leon Russell, Dead at 74

Leon RussellLeon Russell was 74. He was the legendary singer, songwriter, pianist and 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of fame inductee who wrote songs such as A Song For You, Shine a Light (as (Can't Seem to) Get a Line on You) and Superstar.


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dale (Bolton)

Leon wrote a lot of songs with "some bad rhymes but there is no one more important to me, can't you see me through me that's why I singin" this Song For You". Our 1st dance song at our wedding.
This Masquerade (one of most cover songs by other artists), Delta Lady, Tightrope, Stranger in a Strange Land.
There is No Space in Time, except Leon.
RIP


November 13, 2016 @ 9:34 PM

Javed Jafri

Leon was a giant in the pop/rock world. He played piano for the famed studio team known as the Wrecking Crew who were a part of so many hits from the 1960's. He played with The Beach Boys, was a founder and member of Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englismen. He played at the concert for Bangladesh. Played with Dylan, Clapton and three of the Beatles. He did a duet album with Elton John which I belive was the only such outing by Elton. He formed Shelter Records. Also notable was the Asylum Chroir album he did with Marc Benno in 1968 which received a fair bit of FM play before and after his rise and second coming upon the FM world after being heard on so many AM hits.

November 16, 2016 @ 12:27 AM

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