Super Star! (new Blog for Dec 12/16)

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Sadly, one of my favorite artists Leon Russell (pictured) passed away recently. Leon if you don’t know played piano on almost every hit that came out of LA during the 60’s and 70’s. Some of the artists he recorded with included Jan & Dean, the Beach Boys, the Byrds, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, Bobby Darin, and even Frank Sinatra. I would have given anything to have been there when he and the Chairman first met. (pictured above) He was a huge part of Phil Spector’s “wall of sound” and played on all the Ronettes, the Crystals, and Ike & Turner records. Cher who was just a kid singing backup on some Phil Spector sessions claims that Leon was very quiet and never said a word to anybody. Nobody really cared about his lack of communication because he was so good on the piano that they just wanted him to play on their sessions. The story goes however that he showed up for a session one day drunk and for the first time ever was just jibber jabbing to everyone. Phil Spector who was trying to cut a record finally shouted at him “Leon, do you have any idea what the word respect means” Leon stopped talking immediately and proceeded to climb up on the piano where he shouted back at him, “Phil do you know what the words fuck off mean.” His surprising outburst caused all the musicians to start howling with laughter so the rest of the session was up for grabs.
 
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3 thoughts on “Super Star! (new Blog for Dec 12/16)

  1. I’ve seen stations pass over a great weekend talent and hire a new full time guy when they had an opening. Reason being, it was quite often harder to fill the spot of a good reliable part time position than the full time gig..

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