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Leon Russell
Birth name Claude Russell Bridges
Born April 2, 1942 (1942-04-02) (age 65)
Lawton, Oklahoma
Genre(s) Country, Rock,
Folk, R&B
Occupation(s) Solo artist, session musician,
composer
Instrument(s) Piano, organ, guitar, vocals
Years active 1960s-present
Label(s) Capitol
Associated
acts
Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Rolling Stones, Dave Mason, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Beach Boys, Willie Nelson

Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. Russell attended Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is occasionally referred to as "The Master of Space and Time," a title he acquired around the time of his collaborations with Joe Cocker. is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lawton is a city in Comanche County, Oklahoma, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music, once known as Country and Western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... For the town in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, see Glen Campbell, Pennsylvania. ... Joe Cocker OBE (born 20 May 1944) is an English rock/blues singer who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is most known for his gritty voice and his cover versions of popular songs. ... Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Riley B. King aka B. B. King (b. ... The Beach Boys, originally the Beech Boys, a small team of four brothers from the south of Poland, emigrated to America in the early 1950s in search of a fortune to be made in the Arizonian logging industry. When it soon became evident they had been the victims of... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lawton is a city in Comanche County, Oklahoma, United States. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Will Rogers High School, located on 3909 E. 5th Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was built by Tulsa Public Schools in 1938 and designed by Joseph R. Koberling, Jr. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tulsa, Osage, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City 186. ... Joe Cocker OBE (born 20 May 1944) is an English rock/blues singer who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is most known for his gritty voice and his cover versions of popular songs. ...


First known mostly as a session musician, Russell has played with artists as varied as Jerry Lee Lewis, Phil Spector and The Rolling Stones. With a solo career spanning the genres of rock, blues, and gospel, Russell began his musical career at 14 in Tulsa nightclubs. Two years later, after settling in Los Angeles, he studied guitar with James Burton, and worked sessions with Dorsey Burnette and Glen Campbell. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26, 1939) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... James Burton (born August 21, 1939 in Minden, Louisiana) is an American guitarist. ... Dorsey Burnette was an early Rockabilly singer from Memphis, Tennessee and with his younger brother Johnny Burnette and a friend named Paul Burlison was one of the founder members of The Rock and Roll Trio. ... For the town in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, see Glen Campbell, Pennsylvania. ...


After becoming a part of Phil Spector's studio group, Russell played backup on many of the most popular hits of the 1960s, including The Byrds, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Bobby "Boris" Pickett and Herb Alpert. He also served as Snuff Garrett's assistant on numerous productions. Russell built his own recording studio in 1967, and recorded his first LP, Look Inside the Asylum Choir, in a collaboration with Marc Benno. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The Byrds (formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1964) were an American rock band. ... Gary Lewis and the Playboys were a 1960s pop group, fronted by Gary Lewis, son of comedian Jerry Lewis. ... Robert George Pickett (February 11, 1938 - April 25, 2007), was a native of Somerville, Massachusetts, United States, who found fame as a one-hit wonder musician under the name Bobby Boris Pickett. ... Herbert Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass or as Herb Alperts Tijuana Brass or just TJB for short - a now-defunct brass band which he led. ... Snuff Garrett (born Thomas Garrett in 1938, in Dallas, Texas) was a record producer whose most famous work was during the 1960s and 1970s. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Look Inside is the first of two LPs released by the Asylum Choir, a studio group consisting of session musicians Leon Russell and Marc Benno. ...


His first songwriting hit was Joe Cocker's 1969 version of "Delta Lady", and Russell went on to organise Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour. The Russell-written "Superstar", sung by Rita Coolidge on that tour, would go on to be a big hit by The Carpenters, Luther Vandross, and others. Shortly thereafter, Russell released a solo album, Leon Russell, which included the original version of the popular "A Song for You". Also in 1970, Russell played piano on Dave Mason's album, Alone Together (notably, on the song "Sad and Deep as You"). Joe Cocker OBE (born 20 May 1944) is an English rock/blues singer who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is most known for his gritty voice and his cover versions of popular songs. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Mad Dogs and Englishmen is Joe Cockers 1970 live album, featuring a fusion of rock and soul. ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ... Superstar is a 1969 song written by Leon Russell and Bonnie Bramlett, that has been a hit for many artists in different genres and interpretations in the years since; the most known version is by The Carpenters in 1971. ... Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945, in Lafayette, Tennessee) is a Grammy Award winning American Singer. ... For other uses, see Carpenter (disambiguation). ... Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. ... Leon Russell is the epnoymous debut by the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. ... A Song for You is a 1970 song written and originally performed by rock singer-songwriter Leon Russell. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alone Together is the debut solo album by former Traffic member Dave Mason. ...


During the 1960s and 1970s, Russell owned the Church Recording Studio on 3rd Street in Tulsa, which is now owned by Glen Mitchell and one-time Russell studio engineer Steve Ripley of the country band The Tractors. Russell still records there frequently, while his former home on Grand Lake, in northeast Oklahoma, still contains the famous dining room table and chairs made from church pews from his Church Studio. On the property stands a private recording studio that has seen many famous names, including members of The Beatles. Steve Ripley out in woods. ... The Tractors are an American country rock band that achieved fame in the 1990s. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


In the summer of 1971 Russell was asked by George Harrison to play piano on Badfinger's third album, Straight Up. The piano which complements George Harrison's slide guitar on Badfinger's radio hit "Day After Day" is played by Leon from those Apple sessions. The sessions were interrupted because many of the musicians on Straight Up left for New York City to participate in the Concert For Bangladesh, organized by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, at which Russell performed a memorable medley of the songs "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Young Blood". For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Badfinger were a rock/pop band formed in Swansea, Wales in 1965, and one of the earliest representatives of the power pop genre. ... Straight Up is an album by power pop band Badfinger, released on December 13, 1971. ... Dag efter dag (English: Day after Day) is a song in Swedish, with melody by Lasse Holm and text by Monica Forsberg. ... The Concert For Bangladesh was the event title for two concerts held on the afternoon and evening of August 1, 1971, playing to a total of 40,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York. ... For other persons named Ravi Shankar, see Ravi Shankar (disambiguation). ... Jumpin Jack Flash is a song by English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones, released as a single in 1968. ... Young Blood is a song written by legendary songwriting team Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller (together with Doc Pomus), which was originally recorded by The Coasters. ...


Also in 1971 Russell played on recording sessions with B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan. He also released two studio albums under his own name that year, Leon Russell And The Shelter People and Asylum Choir II. Further, Russell helped Freddie King to revive his career by collaborating with him on three of his albums for Shelter in early 1970s. Riley B. King aka B. B. King (b. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Leon Russell And The Shelter People is the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalists second studio solo effort. ... Asylum Choir II is the 2nd and final album of the studio aggregation consisting entirely of Leon Russell and Marc Benno. ... Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an influential American blues guitarist and singer, best known for his recordings Hide Away, Have You Ever Loved A Woman and Going Down. // King was born Frederick Christian in Gilmer, Texas on September 3, 1934. ...


In 1972, his album Carney reached #2 on the charts, fueled by the hit single "Tightrope". In addition, the LP contained a tune called "This Masquerade" that the Carpenters also recorded, and years later, would win a Grammy for George Benson. Carney is Leon Russells 3rd solo studio album, and the first one to contain a hit single (Tightrope). All songs composed by Russell. ...


During the '70s, Russell continued to occasionally perform at the Paradise Club along with other noted music spots around Tulsa. He surprised his fans one night by performing with Flash Eddy and the Eclectics at the Paradise.


His 1975 album Will O' the Wisp was commercially successful, along with its single "Lady Blue". Gailard Sartain, fondly remembered by Tulsans as Mezeppa Pompazoidi (a Saturday night movie host, joined many times by Gary Busey), did the cover artwork for the LP. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Will-o-the-wisp is a term for a floating ball of light in folklore. ... William Gary Busey (born 29 June 1944) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-nominated American film and stage actor. ...


Later that year, Russell married Mary McCreary, a former member of Sly & the Family Stone's background vocal group Little Sister. The two collaborated on The Wedding Album in 1976. In 1977, Russell and McCreary reunited for another album, and in 1979 Russell worked on a collaboration with Willie Nelson. He spent the next two years touring with the New Grass Revival, and released two more albums with Paradise before the label folded. Sly & the Family Stone was an American rock band from San Francisco, California. ... Little Sister was an American all-female vocal harmony group, which served primarily as the background vocalists for the influential rock/funk band Sly & the Family Stone in concert and on record. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... New Grass Revival is a great bluegras band. ...


For several years, Russell stayed largely out of the music spotlight, releasing Anything Can Happen in 1992, then two more albums in 1998 and 1999. He continues to tour at the age of 65. His bassist, Jack Wessel, has been with Russell close to 25 years. His son with McCreary, Teddy Jack (named after Gary Busey's character on Sartain's show), has also toured with his father, as have his sisters Tina Rose and Sugaree Noel. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ...


Discography

  • 1966 Rhapsodies for Young Lovers - Leon Russell/Midnight String Quartet
  • 1968 Look Inside the Asylum Choir - Leon Russell/Marc Benno
  • 1970 Leon Russell - Leon Russell
  • 1971 Leon Russell And The Shelter People - Leon Russell
  • 1971 Asylum Choir II - Leon Russell/Marc Benno
  • 1972 Carney - Leon Russell
  • 1973 Leon Live (triple live album) - Leon Russell
  • 1973 Hank Wilson's Back - Leon Russell
  • 1973 Leon Russell, Looking Back - Leon Russell/Various Wrecking Crew.
  • 1974 Stop All That Jazz - Leon Russell
  • 1975 Will O' the Wisp - Leon Russell
  • 1976 Best of Leon Russell [DCC/Shelter] - Leon Russell
  • 1976 Wedding Album - Leon & Mary Russell
  • 1977 Make Love to the Music - Leon & Mary Russell
  • 1978 Americana - Leon Russell
  • 1979 Willie & Leon - Leon Russell
  • 1979 Life and Love - Leon Russell
  • 1984 Hank Wilson, Vol. 2 - Leon Russell
  • 1984 Solid State - Leon Russell
  • 1989 Leon Russell [Bonus Tracks] - Leon Russell
  • 1992 Anything Can Happen - Leon Russell
  • 1992 Crazy Love - Leon Russell
  • 1992 Collection - Leon Russell
  • 1995 Hymns of Christmas - Leon Russell
  • 1996 Gimme Shelter: The Best of Leon Russell - Leon Russell
  • 1997 Retrospective - Leon Russell
  • 1998 Hank Wilson, Vol. 3: Legend in My Time - Leon Russell
  • 1999 Face in the Crowd - Leon Russell
  • 1999 Blues: Same Old Song - Leon Russell
  • 2000 Live at Gilley's - Leon Russell
  • 2001 Best of Leon Russell [EMI-Capitol Special Markets] - Leon Russell
  • 2001 Guitar Blues - Leon Russell
  • 2001 Signature Songs - Leon Russell
  • 2001 Rhythm & Bluegrass: Hank Wilson, Vol. 4 - Leon Russell & The Newgrass Revival
  • 2002 Moonlight & Love Songs (with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra) - Leon Russell
  • 2006 A Mighty Flood - Leon Russell
  • 2006 Angel In Disguise - Leon Russell

Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look Inside is the first of two LPs released by the Asylum Choir, a studio group consisting of session musicians Leon Russell and Marc Benno. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Leon Russell is the epnoymous debut by the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Leon Russell And The Shelter People is the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalists second studio solo effort. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Asylum Choir II is the 2nd and final album of the studio aggregation consisting entirely of Leon Russell and Marc Benno. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carney is Leon Russells 3rd solo studio album, and the first one to contain a hit single (Tightrope). All songs composed by Russell. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Looking Back is a Leon Russell album, only in the loosest sense. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

The Official Website of Leon Russell


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Leon Russell - Carney (930 words)
Leon touches upon a first love lost to junk ("Me And Baby Jane"), prying grafters from a certain prominent periodical ("If the Shoe Fits"), a pasquinade that sounds like an Asylum Choir number and confusion over whether or not the show must, indeed, go on ("Tightrope").
Leon's marble-mouthed, drawling vocals are a joy throughout, which comes as quite a treat to one who thoroughly detested much of his previous caterwauling (such as his Godawful mistreatment of George Harrison's "Beware Of Darkness").
Leon is on the tight rope or stranded by the roadside facing a hitch-hiking trip to the service station.
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