Leon Russell


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Musician, Songwriter, Vocalist

Leon Russell was the noted musician and songwriter who contributed greatly to popular and rock music during his long career.  As a studio musician, Leon was active in the development of the Linn Drum Machine having provided Roger Linn with several ideas to create new sounds, such as the hand clap and longer loops.  He recorded extensively with other artists and on his own as a solo performer.  He was also an award-winning songwriter who penned classic hits for himself as well as many other artists.