Leon Russell dead at 74

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 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.

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7 Responses to Leon Russell dead at 74

  1. Glenn Hogg says:

    A sad day. He was an amazing talent.

  2. Jim Jerzycke says:

    Bummer…he wrote some excellent music!

  3. kennymac says:

    RIP. His version of Jumpin Jack Flash/ Youngblood at the Concert for Bangladesh is a classic. I never tire of listening to it and just love the background singers.

  4. John Deaux says:

    RIP Mr Russell, thank you for all the great music over the years, you will be missed.

  5. Sendarius says:

    Let me get the timeline right.

    1. Leonard Cohen dies November 7th
    2. Trump wins the election November 8th
    3. Leon Russel dies November 12th

    4. Press blames Trump for the deaths

  6. Judy says:

    No Man! Say it ain’t so!

    Now there’s something to shed a few tears about. I’m going to dig out all my old Leon Russell stuff and have a wake. The music sure is going to be good when we get to heaven.

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