Sunday, November 13, 2016

Leon Russell Has Died

Leon Russell has died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, his health going downward as he tried to recuperate from a quadruple bypass.  Russell was 74.

Russell was the pianist for Joe Cocker and wrote many songs, including "Superstar" and "A Song For You", both recorded by the Carpenters.

Russell played at the Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden in 1971.

His biggest solo hit was "Lady Blue" in 1975.

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