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Remembering Leon Russell.....

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posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 06:09 PM
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Another rock great leaves us.....

Leon Russell, who emerged in the 1970s as one of rock 'n' roll's most dynamic performers and songwriters after playing anonymously on dozens of pop hits as a much-in-demand studio pianist in the 1960s, died on Sunday at age 74.

Russell, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, died in his sleep in Nashville, Tennessee, his wife said in a statement on his website.

Russell suffered health problems in his later years, having surgery to stop leaking brain fluid in 2010 and suffering a heart attack in July 2016.

www.reuters.com...

I never saw him perform.....but his music is something I fondly remember.....



www.latimes.com...
www.pastemagazine.com...




posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 06:18 PM
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Damn . . . This is news to me. "CARNEY" Is one of my favorites. Tight Rope in particular helped me the a rough spot in my early twenties. 😢
edit on 17-11-2016 by 191stMIDET because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Oh this is sad he is gone...

Leon Russle Lady Blue RIP



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 06:30 PM
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leon russell was the man.
dude has a hell of a catalogue.
he played with the wrecking crew which is awesome.
songs covered by damn near everyone. donny hathaway.
yeah. love him



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 06:54 PM
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Saw Leon numerous times (I'm an ole guy). He was always great - especially in the arena venues (ah, 1972)...
He was stone deaf in performance halls.
About 2000 at a club in Dallas, I was hanging out near the mixer board, usually the best sound in the house.
Leon's stage monitor at ear level (right) was so loud I needed ear plugs - totally destroyed the sound at the booth without noise cancelling headphones (even so).

ganjoa



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
I am shocked to hear this, just this week I was on a listening spree. I got to see Leon play with his Son and Band in a small crappy bar in the Boston suburbs some years back. He dressed in all white, his hair, white down to his waist. He played with his back to the audience and was unbelievable! He should of been in a far better venue.
Thanks Leon.

This one always makes me cry, now even a little more.



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 08:09 PM
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RIP..

Jammin with his mate Joe Cocker again.....Mad Dogs....

www.youtube.com...



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 09:08 PM
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Mad dogs and Englishmen was probably the best known and well recognized for those coming late. Gen X and Millennial's.



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 09:24 PM
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So sorry to hear this. He was awesome.




posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 09:20 AM
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originally posted by: Plotus
Mad dogs and Englishmen was probably the best known and well recognized for those coming late. Gen X and Millennials.
Sorry, I brain farted, I meant to say 'Carney' as the most popular remembered album..



posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: Plotus

I noticed most of his albums are not out of stock on Amazon.
Sad a singer has to die to have a surge in sales of his material.



posted on Nov, 18 2016 @ 11:58 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

It is like the amazing painter who while alive her work sells for $500.00 a painting and than when she passes away the price goes so high.

Sad.




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