April 2, 1942 in Lawton
November 13, 2016
Lawton, OK, United States
Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges; April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016) was an American musician and songwriter who was involved with numerous bestselling pop music records over the course of his 60-year career. His genres included pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel and surf records. He was awarded six gold records. His collaborations rank as some of the most successful in music history, and as a touring musician he performed with hundreds of notable artists. He recorded 33 albums and at least 430 songs.
Thoughts on Songs with Leon Russell
I think Leon meant that, whomever he wrote the song for was more enthralled with his image as a rock star than with him as a real person. The tophat on his head , which was his iconic regalia back then, was all that she saw. I think he was pretty sick of the games by the time he wrote this song. These type of songs are usually a hit because so many people can relate to the story line. Leon rules by the way...