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Leon Russell

  • Birthplace: Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Birthday: April 02
Date of passing: 
November 13, 2016

Leon Russell was a songwriter and musician best known for writing “A Song for You.” Russell collaborated with artists including Elton John, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, and George Harrison.

Russell, who was nicknamed "The Master Of Space and Time,” had 31 albums to his credit and recorded 430 songs, including the hits “Lady Blue,” “Superstar,” “Tight Rope” and “This Masquerade.”

His music was used often in both films and on television, including episodes of Miami Vice, The Simpsons, House, Cold Case, Smash and The Blacklist.

He also performed on various series, including The David Frost Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, CMT Crossroads and on the special Elton John & Leon Russell Live from the Beacon Theatre.

Russell died November 13, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 74.

Leon Russell was a songwriter and musician best known for writing “A Song for You.” Russell collaborated with artists including Elton John, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, and George Harrison.

Russell, who was nicknamed "The Master Of Space and Time,” had 31 albums to his credit and recorded 430 songs, including the hits “Lady Blue,” “Superstar,” “Tight Rope” and “This Masquerade.”

His music was used often in both films and on television, including episodes of Miami Vice, The Simpsons, House, Cold Case, Smash and The Blacklist.

He also performed on various series, including The David Frost Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, CMT Crossroads and on the special Elton John & Leon Russell Live from the Beacon Theatre.

Russell died November 13, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 74.

 

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