Leon Russell
Born: Claude Russell
Bridges
, April 2, 1942
Lawton Oklahoma

Songs:
A Song For You
Lady Blue
Tight Rope
Bluebird
This Masquerade
Delta Lady
Roll Away To Stone
Beware Of Darkness
Hummingbird
Out In The Woods

Biography:
Leon Russell has been
described as one of rock's
most influential forces: a
veritable musician's musician
who has repeatedly
demonstrated his abilities as
an outstanding performing
artist and songwriter. With
his unique singing style and
keyboard wizardry, he has
formulated his piano-oriented
gospel style into one of the
more original and timeless
sounds, with elements of
Rock 'n' Roll, Blues,
streamlined gospel and
Country & Western sprinkled
throughout.

Session Musician:
Long known as a session
musician, having worked for
everyone from
Jerry Lee Lewis and Phil
Spector
to Joe Cocker,
Bob Dylan and
the Rolling Stones.
He played on nearly all of  
Phil Spectors's 60s hit
sessions including
many classic hits including:
Bob Lind's "Elusive Butterfly",
Herb Albert's
"
A Taste Of Honey,"
The Byrd's "
Mr Tambourine Man"
Gary Lewis & The Playboys "This
Diamond Ring".
He also appeared on the TV
rock show Shindig in
the Shindig Band

Joe Cocker band:
In 1970 Leon Russell
organized the backing band
for the Joe Cocker "Mad
Dogs and Englisman" Tour,
an event and film that
eventually made him as
much of a star as Cocker.

Bangladesh DVD:
Leon appears on
the newly released 2-DVD
set of
George Harrison
& Friends,
Bangladesh
Concert
featuring
Ringo Starr,
Eric Clapton, Badfinger,
Bob Dylan
and others.

The 1970s:
In, 1971 Leon's
"Leon Russell & the Shelter
People" (#17) went gold,
while 1972's Carney (#2)
also went gold on the
strength
of it's top twenty single "Tight
Rope".
"Leon Live" also went gold,
and in 1976, Russell's
"This Masquerade"
(as performed by George
Benson)
won a Grammy Award.
Leon Russell's
Band Includes:

Jaime Babbitt Vocals
& Tambourine
Jackie Wessel  
on Bass
J. "Curly" Speegle
on Guitar
Grant Whitman
on Drums
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Bill Anderson
Born: Nov. 1, 1937
in Columbia S.C.

Biography:
A country music
singer and songwriter
nicknamed
"Whispering Bill.
In 1975, Bill Anderson
was inducted into the
Nashville Songwriters
Hall OF Fame. In 2001
he was inducted into the
Country Music Hall Of
Fame. He has also been
a game show host and
occasionally appeared
on the soap opera
"One Life To Live"
Leon Russell
February 24, 2006 :  Nashville, Tennessee
* The Mercy Lounge at the Cannery *
Grand Ole Opry star Bill Anderson arrives late for the Leon Russell show,
after hosting the 9:00-9:30 segment of the Grand Ole Opry. Unknown,
to most people at the show, he fits in with the rest of the crowd.
Pictures by Pat Adams
Leon sings Back To The Island
Leon plays his hit songs, plus several Rolling Stones
songs including Wild Horses and Jumpin' Jack Flash
Leon
Russell's
Band
at the Mercy
Lounge
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Elton John &
Leon Russell 2010
Tour Announced
Elton John and Leon Russell will be
embarking on a U.S. tour in support
of 'The Union', the duo's collaborative
album to be released October 19th in
the U.S. on Decca  (October 25th in
the U.K. on
Mercury Records.). The concerts will
feature Elton John and Leon Russell
performing a night full of
their hits, including selections from
'The Union'. The album marks the
first time these iconic artists
have worked together since 1970.
Produced by Oscar and
multiple-Grammy winning producer T
Bone Burnett, 'The Union' was
recorded live in the studio with Elton
and Leon on dueling pianos. The
14-track disc includes selections
written by Elton and his lifelong lyricist
Bernie Taupin, as well as the
combined incomparable songwriting
team consisting of Leon, Elton,
Bernie and T Bone covering a variety
of musical genres-from R&B, soul,
gospel, country, pop and rock.
Elton John and Leon Russell will also
be part of T Bone Burnett's upcoming
The Speaking Clock Revue.
The multi-artist concerts, which
include a stop at Neil Young's annual
Bridge School Benefit in Mountain
View, CA on October 24th, will also
feature John Mellencamp, Elvis
Costello, Gregg Allman, Ralph
Stanley,
Punch Brothers, Neko Case, Jeff
Bridges, Karen Elson, Jim James and
The Secret Sisters.
In addition to all the happenings with Leon
Russell for 'The Union', Elton John has also
launched a Twitter account for his fans to
keep up to date with all the latest news on
Elton and 'The Union' -
http://www.twitter.com/eltonjohndotcom

Catch Elton John and
Leon Russell on The
Union Tour:

Sat  10/16  Boston, MA - Wang
Theatre - Citi Performing Arts Center
(w/ The Speaking Clock Revue)

Tues  10/19  New York, NY - Beacon
Theatre (Elton John & Leon Russell)

Wed  10/20  New York, NY - Beacon
Theatre (w/ The Speaking Clock
Revue)

Sun  10/24  Mountain View, CA -
Shoreline Amphitheatre (w/ The
Speaking Clock Revue)

Wed  11/3  Los Angeles, CA -
Hollywood Palladium (Elton John &
Leon Russell)

Fri  11/5  Ontario, CA - Citizens
Business Bank Arena (Elton John &
Leon Russell)

Sat  11/6  Phoenix, AZ - US Airways
Center (Elton John & Leon Russell)

Mon  11/8  Hidalgo, TX - State Farm
Arena (Elton John & band)

Wed  11/10  Lafayette, LA -
Cajundome (Elton John & band)

Fri  11/12  Tulsa, OK - Bok Center
(Elton John & Leon Russell)

Sat  11/13  Ft. Worth, TX - Fort Worth
Convention Center (Elton John &
Leon Russell)

Tues  11/16  Ashville, AL - Asheville
Civic Center (Elton John & band)

Fri  11/19  Chattanooga, TN - UTC
Mackenzie Arena (Elton John & band)

Sat  11/20  Daytona Beach, FL -
Ocean Center (Elton John & Leon
Russell)

Sun  11/21  Lakeland, FL - Lakeland
Center (Elton John & Leon Russell)