Musician Leon Russell Has Died at 74

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — According to posts on his official website and Facebook page, singer, songwriter, and musician Leon Russell died Sunday morning in his sleep in his Nashville home.

Russell, a member of the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Halls of Fame, performed and recorded with a wind ranging roster of performers including Elton John, Willie Nelson, and the New Grass Revival.

Russell’s A Song For You, which appeared on his eponymous, 1970 debut album, has been recorded by more than three dozen artists (Ray Charles won a Grammy for his version) over the years. 

(Juli Thanki, KSDK)

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