Leon Russell Thanks Elton John for Rescuing Him From Obscurity


Leon Russell Thanks Elton John for Rescuing Him From Obscurity


'It's nice to have somebody come back to the rest area of life and pull in and pick you up,' the rock and blues legend says, referring to John.

Rock and blues legend Leon Russell has publicly thanked pal Elton John for rescuing him from obscurity, revealing fellow pianist Bruce Hornsb did the same thing - but failed to respect the old-timer.

The aging singer/songwriter, who inspired Elton when the Brit was starting out in the late 1960s, has bounced back from surgery for a brain fluid leak to record new album "The Union" with the Rocket Man. And he insists the call to record an album with his old friend came at a very good time.

Russell tells USA Today, "It's nice to have somebody come back to the rest area of life and pull in and pick you up. Bruce Hornsby tried but he didn't want to let me do Leon Russell. He wanted to show me what I was doing wrong."

© AceShowbiz.com


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  •  
    Cookie
    Nov 24, 2010

    I love him, his music, and he has the sexiest eyes I've ever seen.

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    Judymoonstar
    Oct 20, 2010

    Leon's photograph - taken at his New Orleans French Quarter gig in the mid 90's - is the only 'star' who graces my wall. His music got me thru some really tough times in my past - I wore out three cassetts from continuous playing in the 80's. So glad to learn he is being given a hand up again...so well deserved...forever my favorite musician...

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    Bonnie
    Oct 19, 2010

    Leon's great. Always has been.

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