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There are different paths to immortality. Some people do thing that are more commercially acceptable and repeat that over and over again to great effect to solidify their status. Then there is another breed of people who push the envelope further and set new standards on the way to greatness. Leon Russell falls in the second category. He has played a big part in making rock and roll as famous as it is today with his incredible skills as a singer and a writer. He is out on tour once again and you can hop on for this special ride by simply buying .
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Leon Russell was born on 2nd April, 1942. He started to learn the traits of playing a classical piano when he was only three years old. That early introduction to music led him to learning the trumpet as well. By the time he was thirteen Leon has already formed his own group. He earned the chance to play at a gig when he was only fourteen years old. At that performance he performed with Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks. His talents impressed one and all to land him a touring spot with Jerry Lee Lewis. He moved to Los Angeles two years down the line where he started to learn guitar playing techniques under the watchful eyes of the legend, James Burton himself.
Shortly afterwards he became a member of the studio group by Phil Spector. That gave him the opportunity to play on some of the most sensational hits of the 1960’s. "River Deep", "Mountain High", "A Taste of Honey", "This Diamond Ring" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" among many others had Leon’s name on their credits list. The next step was to construct a studio of his own, a dream that materialized in 1967. He then went on to join hands with Marc Benno to release the highly acclaimed LP titled Look Inside the Asylum. He got his first big hit as a songwriter for his work on Delta Lady by Joe Cocker. Leon Russell formed Shelter Records and that led to him organizing Joe’s sensational road trip titled Mad Dogs and Englishmen.
Following that trip he went on to released a self-titled LP in 1970. The release had the track "A Song For You"¸ that became a big hit. Different versions of the song have been recorded by artists like Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera and Peggy Lee among many others. Leon came out with two albums in 1971, Leon Russell and the Shelter People and Asylum Choir II. He cemented his status by playing special recording sessions with legends like Bob Dylan, B.B. King and Eric Clapton before the year drew to a close. 1972 saw him embark on another huge tour that was enormously successful. The concert at the Long Beach Arena was recorded and released as a live album titled Leon Live. Tight Rope also hit the music stores everywhere that same year to cement his status as one of the most prominent artists of that era. That was the time when Cheap Leon Russell tickets became hot commodity. His 1974 release Stop All That Jazz did his reputation no harm at all by going big commercially. Leon took on songwriting duties for This Masquerade that won George Benson a Grammy.
Leon Russell teamed up with the great Willie Nelson in 1979 for Heartbreak Hotel. The collaboration worked to perfection and the track went straight to the top of the country charts. After laying low for the next few years, this remarkable performer once again made headlines for all the right reasons by teaming up with Elton John and Bernie Taupin to work on The Union. It was released on 19th October, 2010 and became one of the most successful albums of the year.
Leon and his credentials as a wonderful artist have stood the test of time to appeal to fans from all generations. He has stamped his authority on music for generations to come and more than played his part in taking rock and roll to the masses. For that he deserves all the credit in the world. Make sure you grab Leon Russell tickets and catch one of the most celebrated artists of all time take to the stage up close and personal.
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