Leon Russell
Born: Claude
Russell Bridges
,
April 2, 1942 in
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.
LEON FACTS:
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.
Leon Russell Bangladesh DVD:
Leon appears on the newly
released
2-DVD set of George Harrison
& Friends, Bangladesh
Concert featuring
Ringo Starr, Badfinger, Eric
Clapton, 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
The Belcourt Theater
May 27, 2007  
Nashville, Tennessee
Pictures by Pat Adams
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A Leon Russell
bobble head,

purchased at the show
See my 2006 pictures of Leon Russell
and band at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville
This made about five times that I have seen Leon Russell.
I first saw him at a KDF "One For The Sun" concert in the 1980's at the Hermitage Landing
floating stage on Percy Priest lake. I once saw him at a Charlie Daniels Band Volunteer
Jam. I saw him last year at the Mercy Lounge, and now the Belcourt Theater. This show was
typical a Leon Russell concert, and was a good show as always. If it wasn't, I wouldn't keep
going back. After the show, Leon was nice enough to autograph an 8x10 that I had
purchased from his middle daughter at the merchandise table in the lobby.  
Chuck & Leon
in Denver
Colorado
Hello!
Read your entry in the
Leon Russell guest book
and checked out your Tennessee
Concerts website. GREAT WORK!!!
Interestingly, we think the photo on
the front cover of your web page is
one of the best pictures of Leon
working with Jaime that we've ever
seen (shown above). NICE!  
We just moved to Nashville
in mid September (2007).
We want to pass along this photo
of Chuck and Leon that i took after
the SHOW at the Bluebird Theatre
here in Denver Colorado.
Both of us are really into amateur
photography amd have other great
photos that we'd love to share.
Regarding the pic we sent it was
taken on a night that we drove
Russell and his bass player Jack
to and from the Bluebird Theatre
right before they got into the car.
Chuck & Carol
Chuck died in February of 2010.
Leon Russell Official Website
www.leonrussellrecords.com
Autograph
Band members: Scott Boyer (guitar), Jackie Wessel (bass),
Grant Whitman (drums), Jamie Babbitt (backup vocals) & Leon