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Leon Russell has spent several decades in the music industry as a pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader and a song-writer. The remarkable journey spreads from a four year old kid playing piano to an ultimate rock & roll session man. Apart from his solo career, he was a proud member of Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Asylum Choir, The Super Stocks and Wrecking Crew.
Russell’s storied career includes collaborations with icons such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Phil Spector and the Rolling Stones. Carney, released in 1972, scored a second place in the Billboard 200 charts and the collaboration album with Elton John, The Union, managed to grab the third spot in 2010. With the recent induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, his fans are passionate to get the best deals on Leon Russell tickets.
Staring his career at the age of 14, a new style of music, the Tulsa sound, was created by his group “The Starlighters.” He was initially known as a session musician but later on he explored several genres when he worked as a solo artist. His journey started from being a first call musician in Los Angeles where he contributed in the hit songs of 1960s by Bobby ”Boris” Pickett and The Byrds and Herp Alpert.
He played piano in the 1964 concert film release by American International Pictures known as the T.A.M.I show which had numerous R&B and Rock & Roll musicians from England and United Sates. Later, He got hired as an assistant developer for Snuff Garrett and played on several number one singles like “This Diamond Ring” by Gary Lewis and the Playboys.
His success as a song-writer started when he wrote two songs for Gary Lewis and Playboys, “Everybody Loves a Clown” and “She’s Just My Style” that hit the Billboard Top 40 in October and December 1965 respectively. Further commercial success came in 1969 from “Delta Lady.” Joe Cocker’s song from the album “Joe Cocker!” that was produced and arranged by Russell it made to number eleven on the Billboard 200. In 1970s, he organized and performed on the Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour to support Rita Coolidge’s album Superstar which was co written by Russell.
Leon Russell’s solo album was released in 1970 by Shelter Records that founded by him and Denny Cordell. The self-titled album included “A Song for You” which proved to be one of his best-known songs ever. This song has been covered by forty renowned artists including illustrious names such as Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera and The Carpenters.
Some really great collaboration efforts then followed for Russell in the rest of the decade. He collaborated with the likes of Bob Dylan, B.B. King, George Harrison, Eric Clapton and others. He also made his mark as a live performer when in 1972 his concert with “Shelter People” entourage grossed an impressive 3 million dollars. His duet with Willie Nelson, "Heartbreak Hotel" topped the Billboard country music chart in 1979. That’s not all, he also received a Grammy nomination in 1977 for George Benson’s version of his song "This Masquerade." He released two more albums with Paradise during this decade.
Russell's career was rejuvenated by Elton John, after years of reduced prominence, when in November 2009 he worked in collaboration with John and Bernie on The Union produced by T-Bone Burnett. On April 2, 2011, Russell and John performed together on Saturday Night Live as guests. Rolling Stone placed this album on their list of the 30 Best Albums of 2010 at the third spot.
With an amazing talent and a successful record in the concert front, it is expected that music lovers will quickly book Leon Russell tickets to grab the chance of watching this music legend live in concert.