Time for Thorns

An independent view on life.

Leon Russell, R.I.P.

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Legendary rocker Leon Russell has died,  apparently of complications from recent heart surgery.   He was a musician,  writer and singer,  writing hit songs for others,  notably Joe Cocker.   He played with the most significant artists for decades.   He always struck me as a man grown old before his time,  and it wasn’t just his long white hair and beard that made me feel that way.   There was a weariness behind his music that not even the rousing rendition of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” with which he often ended his performances could overcome.

 

 

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Written by timeforthorns

November 15, 2016 at 10:04 am

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