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Mystycl 11-13-2016 05:27 PM

Leon Russell Passes Away at 74
2016 claims another great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Musician and songwriter Leon Russell has died in his sleep at the age of 74, according to a post on his official Facebook page.
Born in Lawton, Oklahoma on April 2, 1942, Russell first achieved widespread recognition as a member of Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, and then through his collaborations with Joe Cocker. He co-produced Cocker’s hit self-titled 1969 album, and wrote two of its songs. Russell then assembled and joined the band for Cocker’s famed Mad Dogs and Englishman tour, which spawned the Russell co-write “Superstar.”
During that trek, Russell’s own self-titled solo album was released, containing his signature track, “A Song for You.” In the following years he had his biggest chart successes with 1972’s “Tight Rope” and 1975’s “Lady Blue.” He also worked as a producer, songwriter, studio collaborator and touring partner for artists such as the Rolling Stones, Freddie King and Bob Dylan.
After years of relative obscurity, Russell was brought back into the spotlight by longtime fan Elton John, with whom he teamed up for the 2010 album The Union. After touring together with John in support of that album, and releasing a documentary chronicling their collaboration, Russell released his final solo album, Life Journey, in 2014.
In July of this year, Russell suffered a heart attack, but was expected to make a full recovery. The cause of his death is as yet unknown.


so most of you know the important part music played and still plays, in my life...
my mother used to always dedicate 2 songs that she did, to me... whether i was in the audience that night or not..... 1. YOURE THE BEST THING... Gladys Knight... and 2. A SONG FOR YOU... Leon Russell...

Mystycl 11-13-2016 05:32 PM

I've been so many places
In my life and time
I've sung a lot of songs
I've made some bad rhymes
I've acted out my life in stages
With ten thousand people watching
But we're 'lone now and
I'm singing this song to you

I know your image of me
Is what I hope to be
I've treated you unkindly
But darlin' can't you see
There's no one more important to me
Darlin' can't you please see through me
Cause we're 'lone now and
I'm singing my song for you
You taught me precious secrets
Of the truth with holding nothing
You came out in front and I was hiding
But now I'm so much better
And if my words don't come together
Listen to the melody
Cause my love is in there hiding

I love you in a place
Where there's no space or time
I love you for in my life
You are a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were 'lone and
I was singing my song for you

PinkFreak 11-14-2016 11:23 AM

Wow Myst, I need to look up this song... those lyrics are beautiful. I've never heard of Leon Russell before though :/

Mystycl 11-15-2016 01:37 PM

hes more of a songwriter than a singer... look it up? i posted the video... ?? youll love it ♥

he wrote it... i actually like ray charles' version better...

Mystycl 11-15-2016 01:41 PM

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Mystycl 11-15-2016 01:46 PM

he's like willie nelson in the aspect, he's written a lot of popular songs.. but no one knows it LOL

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