Rocker Leon Russell dies in Nashville at 74

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Musician Leon Russell, a top session player in the 1960s and '70s who later had a successful solo career with such hits as "Tight Rope" and "Lady Blue," has died. He was 74.

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    God! Him too?
     
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    oh shit....he will be missed.....
     
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    Been a bad week
     
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    First and foremost let me give my condolence's to the immediate and extended family of Leon Russell... Such a wonderful and talented musician who lived to entertain...
    I believe the year was 2000 that I was fortunate enough to see Leon and his band in a rather unusual venue... Not your typical juke joint but a converted Bowling ally on the Westside of Indianapolis called the Eight Seconds Saloon... Just the right size... Cozy and very well stocked Bar and some of the same people I had been lucky enough to attend the same concerts 30 years earlier... The party was on, little did I know that it would be the last concert I have attended since...
    I always had a very strange way of judging how good of a time I had the night before. My voice, if I had a voice left a mediocre time was generally the consensus... Well this particular night I lost vocal chords way early. I was having such a great time being entertained by a great group of musicians and fellow concert attendees...
    I was never very proficient at consuming alcohol... Don't get me wrong I tried, but just was not my area of expertise. But this particular night I was behaving like a genuine alcohol expert... Draft Beer and Shots of Crown Royal... Life was exceptionally good and not to mention I had a designated driver to get me home...
    I ended the evening after the concert sitting at a table with Leon's beautiful daughter and other members of the band consuming more alcohol and falling deeply in love with his daughter...

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    I have lead a very good life... When I got home and crawled into bed with my wife she rolled over and asked if I had a good time... I gave her a thumbs up because I had no voice...

    God Bless Hank Wilson...
     
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    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Robert Vaughn died also...And I got word yesterday my aunt is dying..
     
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    Ridgerunner, what scale is G Mixolydian relative to Ionian you ridiculous kook?
     
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