Sunday, November 13, 2016

Leon Russell, R. I. P.

The Independent: American musician and songwriter Leon Russell has died at the age of 74. The artist, who is best known for the songs "Shine a Light" and "A Song for You" died in Nashville on Sunday.

7 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Wow. Didn't see that one coming.

I was reading about the conflicts Joe Cocker had with him on the Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour.

He did some great stuff.

RIP

Jerry House said...

Wasn't he one of the Crypt Kicker Five?

Deb said...

Leonard Cohen, Robert Vaughn, we knew a third one was coming.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

My brother said he was in the second row for the Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour. Of course, he was at Woodstock too.

Deb said...

I saw him with then-wife Mary about 30 years ago and they were both a little, well let's say, under the influence and they spent most of the show yelling at each other!

Cap'n Bob said...

Mary Tyler Moore make four.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Mary Tyler Moore's death is apparently a hoax.