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Leon Russell’s songs earn place in repertoires of other musicians

Leon Russell
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In the late ’60s and early ’70s, when Leon Russell made the leap from session pianist to solo artist, his goal was to write songs that would eventually be considered standards. He’s met that goal more than once over the course of his 40-plus year solo career. One of his best known songs, “A Song For You,” originally released on his self-titled 1970 debut, has been covered by over 40 different artists, including collaborator Joe ...

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