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Leon Russell: On a Distant Shore

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In the same way that the death of my Aunt Irene in the early 1990s showed me Father Time was coming for my immediate family, did I realize the same fate awaited my musical heroes when Frank Zappa was shown the door about the same time. This past year has been especially hard with the deaths of Chuck Berry, Gregg Allman, and, now, Leon Russell. Russell was one of those artists who got old all at once. It is easier ...

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Leon Russell and Southside Johnny &The Asbury Jukes at the NYCB Theatre

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Leon Russell, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes with special guests The Persuasions NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY July 27, 2013Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame member Leon Russell, as well as Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, along with special guests The Persuasions, thrilled a small but enthusiastic audience at the intimate NYCB Theater in Westbury on July 27, 2013. The intimate venue, which on many concert occasions is used as a theater ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Leon Russell: Signature Songs / Guitar Blues

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Leon Russell is an American National Treasure. He should be protected at all costs.

Leon Russell entered my consciousness when I saw the movie and later purchased the soundtrack for Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen. He was this larger-than-life figure, acting as sidekick to the great white Ray Charles. Russell had an immediately identifiable piano and guitar style, and his vocals, that voice, that could come from no one else but an Oklahoma Dust Bowl ghost. Born Claude Russell ...


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