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Leon Russell Suffers Heart Attack

by Paul Cashmere on July 22, 2016

in New Music,News

Music legend Leon Russell is in hospital in Nashville after suffering a heart attack this week.

74-year old Russell has cancelled all upcoming shows into October but expects to be working again by November.

Leon Russell is in a stable condition and is now undergoing tests, according to Tulsa World. The Grammy Award winner is expected to make a full recovery.

According to a press release from the Oklahoma Historical Society:

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell, 74, suffered a heart attack this last week. He is in stable condition, and his representatives are optimistic for a full recovery. The Grammy-winning musician is undergoing tests and is scheduled for an upcoming surgery.

Born Russell Bridges, he changed his name to Leon Russell after relocating to Los Angeles from his home in Tulsa, Okla. One of the great contributors to Rock and Roll, Russell’s nearly sixty-year career has spanned recording some of the great 1960s music as a Hollywood session musician to his own “superstar” status beginning in the 1970s, to recording and touring with Elton John in this decade.

Russell’s touring schedule has been put on hold. The family and his representatives will update the public soon on his recovery and revised concert dates. For more information please contact Jeff Moore at 405-522-0692 or visit www.okpop.org. An extensive collection covering Mr. Russell’s illustrious career will be housed at the new OKPOP museum in Tulsa.

Leon’s last show was on July 4 at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic in Austin.

The setlist from his Norfolk, CT show in April was:

I’ve Got A Woman
Prince of Peace
Out In The Woods
One More Love Song
Rock In My Sweet Baby’s Arms
Stranger In A Strange Land
Let The Good Times Roll
Dixie Lullaby
Back To The Island
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Kansas City Woman
Wild Horses
Georgia On My Mind
I’ve Just Seen A Face
Hummingbird
Tight Rope
Delta Lady
The Ballad of Mad Dogs and Englishmen
His Eye Is On The Sparrow
Magic Mirror
A Song For You
Jumpin’ Jack Flash/Papa Was A Rolling Stone/Paint It Black

Roll Over Beethoven

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