Leon Russell

1942 - 2016

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Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges; April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016) was an American musician and songwriter who was involved with numerous bestselling records during his 60-year career which spanned multiple genres, including rock and roll, country, gospel, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, southern rock, blues rock, folk, surf and Tulsa Sound. He collaborated with many notable artists and recorded at least 31 albums and 430 songs. He wrote "Delta Lady", recorded by Joe Cocker, and organized and performed with Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour in 1970. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leon Russell has received more than 3,668,853 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Leon Russell is the 722nd most popular singer (up from 789th in 2019), the 4,063rd most popular biography from United States (up from 4,215th in 2019) and the 203rd most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Leon Russell ranks 722 out of 3,541Before him are Kurt Moll, E-Type, Giovanni Martinelli, Lilli Lehmann, Arik Einstein, and Carola Häggkvist. After him are Maria Jeritza, George Baker, Jennifer Warnes, Judy Collins, Aaliyah, and Jimin.

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Among people born in 1942, Leon Russell ranks 257Before him are Guy Edwards, Edmond Baraffe, Egil Olsen, Gijs van Lennep, Aritatsu Ogi, and Marshall Bell. After him are Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Carlos Hathcock, Jackie Oliver, Phil Esposito, Björn Nordqvist, and Petar Nadoveza. Among people deceased in 2016, Leon Russell ranks 199Before him are Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Hannes Löhr, Antonin Scalia, Artur Fischer, and Pierre Barouh. After him are Alan Thicke, Papa Wemba, Jon Polito, Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern, Mahasweta Devi, and Turgay Şeren.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leon Russell ranks 4,063 out of 15,968Before him are Jennifer Tilly (1958), Monte Melkonian (1957), Stanley Williams (1953), Theodore Maiman (1927), Mike Connors (1925), and Wendy Makkena (1958). After him are Mitchell Ryan (1928), Maureen Stapleton (1925), Jim Gray (1944), Walter Bedell Smith (1895), Harry Carey Jr. (1921), and Marvin Hamlisch (1944).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Leon Russell ranks 203Before him are Jim Reeves (1923), Nile Rodgers (1952), Billy Vaughn (1919), Pharrell Williams (1973), Lobo (1943), and Peggy March (1948). After him are Jennifer Warnes (1947), Judy Collins (1939), Aaliyah (1979), Donny Hathaway (1945), Melanie Thornton (1967), and Marilyn Horne (1934).