Remembering Leon Russell
Leon Russell was born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma. Leon passed away on Nov. 13, 2016 in Nashville at the age of 74. His wife said that he passed away in his sleep. Russell’s website wrote. “The Master Of Space And Time was a legendary musician and songwriter originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma who performed his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years.”
All across the world; friends, family, celebrities and other musicians expressed their condolences. Below are just a few…
My darling Leon Russell passed away last night. He was a mentor, inspiration & so kind to me. I loved him and always will #LeonRussell #RIP pic.twitter.com/u2d1KccCNp
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) November 13, 2016
Up On A Tightrope singing A Song For You LEON RUSSELL! RIP.
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) November 14, 2016
God bless Leon Russell peace and love to all his family peace and love 😎✌️️🌟💖🎵🎶🌹
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) November 13, 2016
So long, Leon Russell. You played your heart out and we will miss you. Thank you for sharing your divine talent with us. ❤️#LeonRussell
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) November 13, 2016
R.I.P. Leon Russell https://t.co/utk2XAOUjG
— Carole King (@Carole_King) November 13, 2016
So sad to hear Leon Russell has passed away. A great influence and songwriter. God rest his soulhttps://t.co/xMjBfPkFAV
— Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens) November 13, 2016
RIP Leon Russell – a PROLIFIC talent. @GBguitar the late Ray Charles & I cover Masquerade at 1991 @MontreuxJazz https://t.co/rPDJqU9uuD
— C H A K A | K H A N (@ChakaKhan) November 13, 2016
RIP my friend of 50 years, generous trail blazer, Leon Russell, who rescued me and remained a gentleman throughout Hollywood's trials.
— Booker T. Jones (@BookerTJones) November 13, 2016
Leon Russell, Master of Time and Space. Damn.
— Penn Jillette (@pennjillette) November 13, 2016
Lost a friend today. The world has lost a genius, #rip #leonrussell #masterofspaceandtime pic.twitter.com/Z2WbzJphef
— HANSON (@hansonmusic) November 13, 2016
Just got word that Leon Russell has passed away
Rest in peace Leon
You left a lot of great music behind you.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) November 13, 2016
In 1971 at the tender age of 14 I went to my first concert a the Tulsa speedway with the cute little Cherokee girl that turned me on to Leon Needless to say the romance went on hold when Leon took the stage and begin to prepare me for the Rock-N-Roll road I am on today at 62
In turn I have my son &two granddaughters who will carry on this down this road
He was kind & caring anytime I met him
Leon’s not gone, he’s just not in town right now
How wonderful for you to pass on your passion for Leon, music and all things Rock-N-Roll! Thanks for taking the time to write this! Hope to see you in future!