Leon Russell, born Claude Russell Bridges, who sang, wrote and produced some of rock ‘n’ roll’s top records, passed away Sunday, 13 November 2016 at the age of 74. Known as “The Master Of Space And Time,” Leon was a legendary musician and songwriter originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma who performed his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for more than 50 years.
Leon was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall
of Fame in 2011. He led the famous Joe Cocker’s ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh.
Leon has also toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter,
The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Sir Elton John.
Leon’s songwriting credits include A Song For You, Delta Lady, Hummingbird,
Lady Blue, Back To The Island, Tight Rope and This Masquerade.