El fin de semana nos enterábamos de la partida de Leon Russell, destacado compositor y un respetado músico de sesión, a los 74 años de edad.
Russell, quien traspasó los géneros en su carrera, fue despedido con sentidos homenajes de sus colegas a través de redes sociales. Acá dejamos algunos testimonios…
Gregg Allman, who shared a stage with Russell and John during the New York stop on their tour for The Union — and who shared a studio with him during the sessions for an obscure children’s record in 1966 — also shared his condolences.
Kiss co-founder Paul Stanley paid eloquent tribute, referring to Russell as a “brilliant songwriter, pianist and bandleader” who carved out an uncompromising career studded with creative highlights.
New Orleans legend Dr. John, whose own mastery of the keys and devotion to roots music have forged a similarly unique path through classic rock, shared a photo of himself with Russell at the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Those tributes are but a few of the increasing number being posted in the wake of Russell’s passing. Check out others — from Slash, Journey, the Doobie Brothers and more — below, and make a point of seeking out some of his classic recordings today.