Classic Interview: Leon Russell Talks Hits And Legends From His Long Career

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Leon Russell in 2010 (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Leon Russell in 2010 (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Leon Russell[/lastfm] is one of the latest legendary musicians set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Monday, March 14. In this vintage interview, he talks about all the artists he’s played or worked with over the years ([lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob Dylan[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Joe Cocker[/lastfm], the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Righteous Brothers[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Willie Nelson[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George Benson[/lastfm]…the list goes on), and songs and albums he either played sessions for, produced, or wrote (such as “Song for You” and “This Masquerade”).

He may not be a household name, but there’s no question this underrated legend has earned his place in the esteemed Hall of Fame.

Listen to this classic interview with Leon Russell from the audio archives of New York station WNEW.

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Leon Russell in 2010 (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Leon Russell in 2010 (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

 

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