The news of his passing only just reached me today. Absolutely gutted. This year has been too much. Thank you for your music. You deserved so much more credit than you recieved for your work. Rest easy, Leon.
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
Hey people ive been a massive fan of Leon for a while now...have you heard Hans Chew ...look him up on here ...at least four songs from his debut album "Tennessee Stories" sound very much and have the feel of early Leon Russell. check it out.....under a thousand listeners over there ...criminal
another under appreciated giant, like Dave Mason, many stand on his shoulders...
...Hardly a poor man's dr. john. You don't know what the fu@k you're talking about. Who wrote more huge songs, that have been recorded by more artists?? Leon made Cocker, and George Benson A LOT of money and song of the year grammy!!, Not to mention Ray Charles (A song for you) I'm not gonna educate you. Engage your brain B4 putting your keyboard in gear.