Leon Russell Gone at the Age of 74
Submitted by Cashbox Canada
Leon Russell died on Nov. 13, 2016 in Nashville at the age of 74. His wife said that he passed away in his sleep.
The Master Of Space And Time was a legendary musician and songwriter originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma who performed his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years.
Leon was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2011.
Leon 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’.
There is so much more to say of this legendary but the quote on the top of his website says it all. From his iconic Song For You:
I love you in a place where there's no space or time
I love you for my life
You are a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singing this song to you
Written by Leon Russell • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management US, LLC