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    Leon Russell.

    Leon has passed away at the age of 74.



    http://www.leonrussellrecords.com/news.shtml

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    Oh no!!!! Damn it. This year....please be over.

    Rest in peace Leon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leasie View Post
    Oh no!!!! Damn it. This year....please be over.

    Rest in peace Leon.
    The problem is, with the number of these artists getting up in age, I imagine this is just the start of bad years.

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    Oh, no.
    Everyone must die but not everyone has lived


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    One hell of a talent....Damn this year. Another Mad men and Englishmen gone. Here is a song he wrote about Rita Coolidge

    To my Father. Even though you have crossed the plane, you will always be with me.
    You were not just my Father, but my hero. My life has been a poor attempt to be like you
    You taught me music, vocals, and how to fight. I can only hope I am half the man you are
    When I close my eyes I can see you. And finally, Thank you Dad. for everything.
    March 1934-July 2016

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    RIP Leon. Partied a lot to his music back in the day. Heaven has a hell of a band.
    Stay in Drugs. Eat your School. Don't do Vegetables.

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    Saw him the last time when he opened for Hot Tuna in Jan. 2014. He was creaky and shuffling coming onstage with that flowing mosaic white beard, but once he sat down and started pounding the ivories and singing in that signature bluesy growl he was pure Leon. The crowd almost didn't let him go so the "headliners" could come on. Love your music, man.

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    RIP, Leon - loved your music.

    A faulty hypothesis forming:

    A German scientist using Iranian physics and French mathematics.



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    R.I.P. Leon - Such an amazing musical life. We did a quite a few shows with him. He was a blast to be around, always had a great story, if you caught him at the right time. My favorite memory of Leon was of him tooling around town on his rascal scooter. He almost ran into a buddy of mine who was walking out of a store. My buddy said to me "I was almost run over by a guy with long white hair and a long white beard. I wasn't sure if it was Santa Claus or Leon Russell."

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