Sunday, November 13, 2016

Legendary Rocker Leon Russell dies in Nashville at 74

Leon Russell, who sang, wrote and produced some of rock `n' roll's top records, has died. He was 74.
An email from Leon Russell Records to The Associated Press says Russell died in Nashville on Saturday night. The email cites Russell's wife as the source of the information. Russell had heart bypass surgery in July and was recovering from that at the time of his death. He had been planning on resuming touring in January, the email said.
Besides his music, Russell was known for his striking appearance: wispy white hair halfway down his back and that covered much of his face.
He wrote Joe Cocker's "Delta Lady" and in 1969 put together Cocker's "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" tour, which spawned a documentary film and a hit double album.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well that's the end of that rockabilly band with Steve Martin and Lester Flat.
Foggy Mountain Breakdown kicked ass!!!
I guess he finally fell off the tightrope
RIP you cool old rockabilly.

Anonymous said...

Tragic.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of him.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of him...

Anonymous said...

Rip Leon Russell, I think one of his songs was "up on a high wire."

Anonymous said...

Looks 100 years old. Must have led a hard life.

Anonymous said...

Wigger

smokehouse brown, pimp daddy said...

yawl white boys look alike.

he look like one of them zz tops.

Anonymous said...

One cool guy R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

Leon was an oil-driller from way back. Not a bad song writer & piano man though.

Anonymous said...

This fuck was married to a nigger bitch . What a low life cock sucker !!

Anonymous said...

Play some David Allen Coe on the jukebox.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to that shitty black bum rapper Chief Queef?
Is he still alive?

Anonymous said...

He had an I.V. of Jack Daniels and Coke!

Anonymous said...

I do remember Nipsy Russell.

Anonymous said...

Fuck that old longhair

Anonymous said...

Bob Seger did it better

Dontravious Jackscoon said...

Being an oil driller killed him. Hope Little Richie Bitch is next.

Anonymous said...

Was killed by the Clintons wouldn't play at chelsea's halloween party.

Anonymous said...

Burn in hell nigger lover !!

Anonymous said...

later leon, i'd rather look at that hot pr bitch gloria estafan.