Late pianist, bandleader fused R&B and country – and made history with Joe Cocker's famed 1970 live band
Late singer-pianist had a Number One hit with Willie Nelson and released country albums under the moniker "Hank Wilson"
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted musician and "A Song for You" writer collaborated with artists like Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, George Harrison
Decades after the fact, 'A Poem Is a Naked Person' finally sees the light of day
"This is a record of my musical journey through this life," Russell says
'It's the best souvenirs of the past,' the director says of the Pearl Jam documentary, out in September
'As the story grew and Leon [Russell] came out of his shell, I knew we had something special,' John tells Rolling Stone
Also: Elton John and Leon Russell launch video contest; 'The Grateful Dead Movie' returns to theaters
Russell makes first MSG appearance since 1971 Concert For Bangladesh
He was the forgotten man of Seventies rock — until Elton John pulled him back into the studio to make one more classic album
Tonight is an incredibly special night for me,' John tells the sell-out crowd. 'When I started Leon was my idol, mentor and everything I wanted to be as a songwriter.'
The album, out October 19th, will be marked with a show in New York
George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh — out now in new DVD and CD versions — was the world's first all-star benefit show
The singer returns to New York welcomed by friends from the past