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Rock legend Leon Russell passes away

US musician and rock and roll legend Leon Russell, who labored with artistes together with George Harrison, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, has died. He was seventy four.


The musician died on Sunday in Nashville, Tennessee. His web site quoted his spouse, Jan Bridges, as saying that he handed away in his sleep.

He had suffered a coronary heart assault in July, stories selection.com.

Raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Russell had a profession of greater than 50 years taking part in southern boogie-inflected piano, writing songs, and producing.

Among the many hit songs he wrote have been ‘Delta girl’, and ‘A track for you’ recorded by Ray Charles, the Temptations, the Carpenters, Amy Winehouse, and Whitney Houston.

He performed piano on the Rolling Stones’ “Get a line on you”, which he tailored from their ‘Shine a lightweight’ tune and had a primary nation hit with Willie Nelson performing Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak lodge”.

Different notable songs written or carried out by him embrace “This masquerade” and “Famous person” made well-known by the Carpenters.

Russell carried out on the Live performance for Bangladesh with George Harrison and Pals and toured with acts together with musical duo Delaney and Bonnie and Buddies, Edgar Winter, the New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Elton John.

His piano enjoying can notably be heard on Badfinger’s ‘Day after day’.

He was inducted into each the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame and the Songwriter’s Corridor of Fame in 2011.

Musicians rapidly took to social media to precise their condolences on Sunday. Elton John referred to as Russell a ‘mentor’ and ‘inspiration’.

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