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Leon Russell


Leon Russell (1998)

Interview by Steve Roeser, Rock's Backpages Audio, Spring 1998

From the clubs of Tulsa, via Los Angeles, Phil Spector and the Shelter People, to Nashville and a return to country roots — Leon Russell remembers, well, some of it.

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 52.2mb, total interview length: 58' 08" sound quality: * (phone interview)


Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica CA

Live Review by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, May 1970


Leon Russell — Super Group?

Interview by Rob Partridge, Record Mirror, May 1970

THERE ARE GROUPS, super-groups and super-super-groups. But there must be a new name for a combination of Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, ...

The Who, John B. Sebastian, the Blues Image, Leon Russell: Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim CA

Live Review by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, July 1970


Leon Russell: King of the Delta Rockers

Interview by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, August 1970

Top US session man LEON RUSSELL talks to Mark Plummer ...

Leon Russell: Working Hard At the Lyceum

Live Review by Robert Greenfield, Rolling Stone, April 1971

LONDON – " you thought I couldn't rock and roll," the piano player says, plunging into the music. ...

Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs & Englishmen (A&M Film))

Film/DVD/TV Review by Richard Cromelin, Creem, June 1971

Something Like a Rock'n'Roll Tour ...

George Harrison et al: Concert for Bangla Desh, Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, August 1971

Raga and Rock Link 2 Cultures ...

George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar et al: Concert for Bangla Desh, Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Nancy Lewis, New Musical Express, August 1971


Leon Russell: The Forum, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, December 1972

WHEN LEON Russell took center stage at the Los Angeles Forum the pre-performance excitement had reached Rolling Stone proportions. As unbelievable as it seemed, Russell ...

Leon Russell: Ontario Motor Speedway

Live Review by David Rensin, Rolling Stone, August 1973

"SURE, WE'D LIKE this to be another Watkins Glen," laughed publicist Gary Stromberg, as the blistering sun crept slowly into the sky over the San ...


Column by Mark Shipper, Phonograph Record, October 1973

ONE OF ROCK'S great unanswered questions (due to the fact that nobody cares enough to ask it) is this one: exactly what is bugging Leon ...


Column by Mark Shipper, Phonograph Record, November 1973

IT WAS AN unusually hot week in Kingston, Jamaica. Early spring this year. I was having lunch at an outdoor cafe with an up and ...

Portrait Of The Artist: Leon Russell

Profile by Arthur Levy, Zoo World, July 1974

The Oklahoma Master of Space and Time: Duke Ellington, Phil Spector, Leon Russell ...

A Recording Studio And Offices For Shelter Records: An Interview With Leon Russell

Interview by David A. Williams, unpublished, December 1974

"I ORGANIZED Shelter Records in Los Angeles in 1970. In 1972, I decided to move back to Tulsa to open one of the few recording ...

Leon Russell: Russell's Hustle...

Report by uncredited writer, Sounds, October 1975

LEON RUSSELL, obviously displeased with the low sales of his last album, Will O'The Wisp, is trying a new idea to stimulate things for his ...

Leon Russell: Signature Songs

Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, June 2002

UNPLUGGED IS one of Leon Russell's "least favourite terms in modern music". But unplugged, more or less, is what this is – recorded at the ...

see also Claudia Lennear

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