Art of the Song 11-28

November 2021 marks the 5 year anniversary of Leon Russell’s passing. On this episode of Art of the Song we pay tribute to him, with a re-broadcast of our 2014 interview with him. Leon began his career playing in clubs in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. After moving to Los Angeles, he became a sought-after session player, playing on numerous hits of the 1960s. As a sideman, he performed with scores of notable artists including George Harrison, Eric Clapton, the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. He also worked as a producer and arranger, and eventually became a solo recording artist in his own righ

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