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O.K....Russell was and is a very gifted genius song writer, not only writing awesome songs that he has recorded himself, but he's written so many songs for other musical artists. He has played with so many musical legends..like Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, The Byrds, The Carpenters, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Glen campbell, Elton John, Tiajuana Brass,...and so many more, see WIKIPENDIA link below.. I believe the greatest and most talented musicians of the 60's and '70's. ...WOW.
It was no wonder that he was put into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in 2011, it was about time, I say. [See MY story about Leon's Hall of Fame entrance in 2011 HERE] But, he did more than just rock and roll, there's country, folk, gospel, and blues too...really everything. He is respected and honored by musicians of all genres, and has written, or jointly written lotsa big hit tunes for them all, as well as been on stage performing along side them all. He's a musician's musician. Please read his bio from WIKIPEDIA to get the whole list of the number of musicians that his life has touched and enhanced. O.K?
His inter-racial marriage in 1975 to 'Sly And The Family Stone' member MARY McCLEARY and, his unique odd sounding voice, ..was just like my 'want to be a singer' voice, just made Russell even more endearing to me always...he always sounded just like one of us 'common' folk. Love you Leon. Jan
Music video links of Leon Russell, from YOUTUBE below.
1.] TIGHT ROPE 1972, by Leon Russell, from ceeceerider
2.] A SONG FOR YOU 1971, by Leon Russell and friends, from MemphisMemories
3.] A SONG FOR YOU, by Leon Russell, Willie Nelson and Ray Charles, by Henny1972nl
4.] STRANGER IN A STRANGER LAND 1971, by Leon Russell, from ma01302250sa
5.] GENTLE ON MY MIND, by Glen Campbell and Leon Russell, from Aubrunner
6.] DELTA LADY, by Leon Russell and friends, from yipstube
7.] CRYSTAL CLOSET QUEEN, by Leon Russell, from Karski1952
8.] COME INTO MY KITCHEN, by Leon Russell, from MemphisMemories
9.] HONKY TONK WOMAN, by Leon Russell, from Mike Zieroth
10.] CBS SUNDAY MORNING, Leon Russell and Elton John, some history, from deepfreezevideo
11.] A HARD RAIN GONNA FALL, by Leon Russell, from ceeceerider
12.] THE LETTER, by Joe Cocker and Leon Russell, from
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