Leon Russell



Leon Russell

Rating
Active
1956
Born
April 2, 1942 in Lawton
Died
November 13, 2016
Location
Lawton, OK, United States
Biography
Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. Russell attended Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Known as a session musician and artist in his own right, 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, lying about his age to land a gig playing backup at a Tulsa nightclub to play with Ronnie Hawkins behind Jerry Lee Lewis.

Thoughts on Songs with Leon Russell

I also read that he wrote it for Claudia Lennear, the beautiful, black backup singer. That makes more sense to me but for some reason it usually is said about Rita. I can't find anything where Leon actually said who inspired it. Maybe Rita just said she was the muse. - Comment by cherilb 1 year ago

Top Songs by Leon Russell



Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


On a Distant Shore

On a Distant Shore

Leon Russell September 22, 2017

12 Tracks

I'm No Angel

I'm No Angel

Leon Russell November 14, 2016

1 Tracks

Life Journey

Life Journey

Leon Russell April 1, 2014

12 Tracks

Asylum Choir

Asylum Choir

Leon Russell August 1, 2013

16 Tracks

Bad Country

Bad Country

Leon Russell April 30, 2013

11 Tracks

In Your Dreams

In Your Dreams

Leon Russell May 2, 2011

12 Tracks

Best of Leon Russell

Best of Leon Russell

Leon Russell April 1, 2011

6 Tracks

The Best of Leon Russell

The Best of Leon Russell

Leon Russell April 1, 2011

10 Tracks

The Union

The Union

Elton John October 19, 2010

14 Tracks

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