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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… read more

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  • Great to see 'Stranger in a Strange Land' getting noticed, currently sitting pretty at #2 - classic, under-appreciated rock
  • Leon Russell is a beloved music legend that I hope we never take for granted his talent and contribution to music. There's absolutely no one else like him and I respect him 100%!
  • How come this guy isn't played on any classic rock radio stations?
  • One of those guys who has hundreds of fans among big stars but almost none of their fans know about him.
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  • His voice is amazing...!
  • Great gig in Ct. last night.
  • Hummingbird Genial
  • A great sideman (he played on the Stones' "Let It Bleed", if I remember correctly) and a fine solo act; he's unjustly underrated.
  • Leon, it was an honor and a humble privilage to have you grace our stage at the Music Festival of the World in Milwaukee and listen in on our performance. It was a moment all of us in the Mark Shurlla & the Greatest Hits group will never forget. Thank you so very much. I hope you didn't mind it when I announced your presence and dedicated a song to you. I hope to one day again get the chance to meet you and spend more time learning from you. I sent Marvalous Marv Kaminsky a copy of our photo together as promised. I'll also get a copy to Darlene from the Crystals as well. God give you many healthy years ahead. You still ROCK. Danny J, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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