Leon Russell



Leon Russell
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1956
Born
April 2, 1942 in Lawton
Died
November 13, 2016
Location
Lawton, OK, United States
Biography
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.
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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

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A Song for You

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Song for You

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If It Wasn't for Bad

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Heartbreak Hotel

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Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes

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Hey Ahab

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Gone to Shiloh

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Jimmie Rodgers' Dream

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There's No Tomorrow

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Out in the Woods

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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

The Best of Leon Russell

The Best of Leon Russell

Leon Russell April 1, 2011

10 Tracks

Leon Russell

Leon Russell

Leon Russell April 1, 2011

15 Tracks

Best of Leon Russell

Best of Leon Russell

Leon Russell April 1, 2011

6 Tracks

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