Funeral services for Leon, open to the public, will be conducted 1 p.m. CST Friday, November 18, 2016 at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN. Visitation will be private.
Mr. Russell will then be transported to Tulsa, OK for public services there on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. CST at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center. Doors open at 1 p.m. CST.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PWNA (Partnership with Native Americans),
or ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals).
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet, TN., http://www.bondmemorial.com/obituaries
LEON RUSSELL’S WIFE RELEASES STATEMENT ON PASSING OF ROCK AND ROLL LEGEND
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 13, 2016) – Leon Russell, born Claude Russell Bridges, who sang, wrote and produced some of rock 'n' roll's top records, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13 at the age of 74.
Leon’s wife, Jan Bridges, released the following statement:
“We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this very, very difficult time. My husband passed in his sleep in our Nashville home. He was recovering from heart surgery in July and looked forward to getting back on the road in January. We appreciate everyone’s love and support.”
Leon’s last performance was July 10 in Nashville.
Known as "The Master Of Space And Time," Leon was a legendary musician and songwriter originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma who performed his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for more than 50 years.
Leon was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2011.
Leon led the famous Joe Cocker's ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh. Leon has also toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter, The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Sir Elton John.
Leon's songwriting credits include 'A Song For You', ‘Delta Lady’, ‘Hummingbird’, ‘Lady Blue’, ‘Back To The Island’, ‘Tight Rope’, and ‘This Masquerade’.
Now on DVD....A Poem Is A Naked Person film by Les Blank
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A Poem Is A Naked Person film
The 1974 film A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON by Les Blank
DVD release date March 29, 2016.
New CD - Life Journey - Release date April 1, 2014
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Universal Music released the new CD Life Journey on April 1, 2014.
Track list: Come On In My Kitchen, Big Lips, Georgia On My Mind, That Lucky Old Sun, Fever, Think Of Me, I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good, The Masquerade Is Over, I Really Miss You, New York State Of Mind, Fool's Paradise, Down In Dixieland
New CD - Snapshot - December 17, 2013
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Leon Russell Records released the new CD Snapshot on December 17, 2013. Contains 10 songs previously released on various Leon Russell Records CDs and includes 4 printed photos.
Track list: So Hard To Say Goodbye (Face In The Crowd), Come For You (Angel In Disguise), I Love The Way You Love Me (In Your Dreams), Honey & Eli (Angel In Disguise), Blue Eyes & A Black Heart (Face In The Crowd), Sweet Magic Love (Bad Country), Too Hot To Handle (Crazy Love), Lost Inside The Blues (Guitar Blues), I See The Light (A Mighty Flood), Friendly Fire (Almost Piano).
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