When singer Rita Coolidge attended the premiere of Mad Dogs & Englishmen, the 1971 documentaru that chronicled the Joe Cocker–fronted tour of the same name, the experience was far from celebratory. “I started shaking and crying and it all came back to me,” she says. … Continue reading Mad Dogs and Englishmen – The Joe Cocker/Leon Russell 1970 American Tour
Tag: Leon Russell
One Song/Three Versions – Wild Horses
Before I get into the One Song thing, I feel the need to post something here completely unrelated. But it’s so cool I feel the need to shoehorn it into a post. It’s “Layla” as if written and performed by Dire Straits. It’s actually done … Continue reading One Song/Three Versions – Wild Horses
One Song/Three Versions – Beware of Darkness.
Part of an occasional series wherein I post an original song and two covers. If I can find them I usually post alternates that take the song somewhere else. Fellow blogger Christian did a post a while back and noted Sheryl Crow’s fine version if … Continue reading One Song/Three Versions – Beware of Darkness.
Leon Russell – Master of Space and Time
I first saw Leon Russell in 1971 or 1972. Then, as now, Leon made everything happen when he took the stage. For heaven’s sake, his rock and roll credits could fill up a big inscribed monolith, if they still made such things. —-Elvis Costello In … Continue reading Leon Russell – Master of Space and Time