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Leon Russell

Leon RussellAKA Claude Russell Bridges

Born: 2-Apr-1942
Birthplace: Lawton, OK

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Producer, session player, etc.

Producer, session player, arranger, solo performer.

Wife: Mary Rand McCreary (musician, m. 1975, div. 1979, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Tina Rose
Son: Teddy Jack
Wife: Jan Bridges (m. 1979, three daughters)
Daughter: Sugaree Noel
Daughter: Coco
Daughter: Honey

    High School: Will Rogers High School, Tulsa, OK
    University: University of California at Los Angeles (student 1959-60)

    Del-fi Hotrodders Keyboardist (1963)
    Jan and Dean Keyboardist (1963)
    Gram Parsons Keyboardist
    Gene Clark Keyboardist (1967)
    Delaney and Bonnie Multi-instrumentalist (1969-71)
    Joe Cocker Multi-instrumentalist (1969-70)
    The Rolling Stones Multi-instrumentalist (1969)
    Dave Mason Multi-instrumentalist (1970)
    The Flying Burrito Brothers Keyboardist (1970 and 1974)
    Eric Clapton Keyboardist (1970)
    Ron Davies Keyboardist (1970)
    B. B. King Keyboardist (1970-73)
    Rita Coolidge Keyboardist (1971)
    Jim Horn Keyboardist (1972)
    Freddie King Keyboardist (1973)
    Bill Wyman Keyboardist (1974)
    John Lennon Keyboardist (1975)
    The Beach Boys Keyboardist (1975)
    Larry Hosford Keyboardist (1976)
    The Gap Band Keyboardist (1976)
    Dwight Twilley Multi-instrumentalist (1976)
    Mary Kay Place Keyboardist (1977)
    The Carpenters Keyboardist (1977)
    Willie and Leon Multi-instrumentalist (1979)
    Wornell Jones Multi-instrumentalist (1979)
    The New Grass Revival Multi-instrumentalist (1979-81)
    J. J. Cale Keyboardist (1981)
    Willie Nelson Keyboardist (1982-85)
    Phil Driscoll Keyboardist (1991)
    The Sky Kings Keyboardist (2000)
    Sharon Sheeley Keyboardist (2000)
    The Tractors Keyboardist (2001)
    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Multi-instrumentalist (2003)
    Mary McCreary
    Leon Russell
    Grammy Album Of The Year (for The Concert For Bangla Desh with George Harrison, et. al.) (1972)
    Grammy Best Country Instrumental Performance (for Foggy Mountain Breakdown with Earl Scruggs, et. al.) (2001)
    Hip Replacement Surgery

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (9-Feb-1979)
    Son of Dracula (Apr-1974)
    The Concert for Bangladesh (23-Mar-1972) · Himself
    Mad Dogs & Englishmen (27-Aug-1971) · Himself

Official Website:
http://www.leonrussellrecords.com/


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