Inductee Leon Russell performs during the Songwriters Hall of Fame awards in New York June 16, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo
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Leon Russell, who sang, wrote and produced some of rock 'n' roll's top records, has died.An email from Leon Russell Records to The Associated Press says Russell died in Nashville "last night". John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison played on his first album, "Leon Russell".In a 1992 interview with The Associated Press, Russell said music doesn't really change much.Jerry Lee Lewis was so impressed with Russell that he hired Russell and his band for two years of tours.He relocated to Los Angeles in 1959, where he became known as a top musician, and later to Nashville.In the early 2000s he began his own record label, Leon Russell Records.
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