Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges April 2, 1942) is an American musician and songwriter, who has recorded as a session musician, sideman, and maintained a solo career in music.
Born in Lawton, Oklahoma, he began playing piano at the age of four. Russell attended Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At this time he was already performing at Tulsa nightclubs. After moving to Los Angeles, he became a session musician, working as a pianist on the recordings of many notable musical artists from the 1960s. By the late 1960s, Russell diversified, becoming successful as an arranger and wrote and co-wrote songs. As a musician, he worked his way up from gigs as a sideman to well known performers. By 1970 he had graduated to solo recording artist, although he never ended all his previous roles within the music industry.
Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2011
Leon Russell – A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall:
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Thomas Edward “Thom” Yorke (born 7 October 1968) is the lead vocalist, principal songwriter, guitarist and pianist of Radiohead. He mainly plays guitar and piano, but has also played drums and bass guitar (notably during the Kid A and Amnesiac sessions).
In July 2006, he released his debut solo album, The Eraser, to critical acclaim. In September 2014, Yorke released his second solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.
Thom Yorke is also the lead singer of Atoms for Peace.
We celebrate by picking the 16 best Radiohead songs.
1. Street Spirits (fade out):
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