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
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
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.
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Leon Russell
at 3rd & Lindsley
on November 1, 2008
Pictures by Pat Adams
A poster for the Nov.1 2008
Leon Russell show
at Nashville's 3rd & Lindley
Leon Russell is about the only performer that I go see every year, only because he always puts on a good show
and always has a talented band. He performed hits including
Back To The Island, Hummingbird, Out In The Woods,
Rolling In My Sweet Babys Arms
and others. He did covers of Rolling Stones songs Jumpin Jack Flash & Wild Horses,
plus The Beatles
I've Just Seen A Face. Leon also performed many songs that he said he grew up listening to
Leon Russell performing Lady Blue on March 7, 2008
in Dundee,lL (Unrelated to Nashville show, except same year)
A YouTube Video
Chuck Teases Russell
Chuck Burrows
October 12, 1955 - February 19, 2010

Chuck with Leon Russell at the Bluebird
Theater in Denver Colorado on May 31,
2006. Chuck, a former disc jockey (on
satellite radio)  moved here from Colorado
with his wife Carol a few years ago.
Both Chuck & Carol were huge Leon Russell
fans, even meeting each other at a Leon
Russell birthday event. In fact, we all met
because of legendary singer Leon Russell.
Chuck played guitar & sung at the
Tennessee Concerts "Play It Again Jam."
Unfortunately, I recently got the news
that Chuck had past away. In memory of
Chuck we plan to go see Leon Russell at
his upcoming Third & Lindsley show.
Pat Adams from Tennessee Concerts

Pictures of Chuck at the Play It Again Jam

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Leon Russell in Nashville

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