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Levon Helm - 95% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mark Lavon Helm, 26 May 1940, Marvell, Arkansas, USA. Helm is best known as the drummer and a singer with the Band, one of North America’s greatest and most fondly remembered rock groups. Raised on a farm in rural Arkansas, Helm learned to play guitar and drums as a young child, and formed his first group, the Jungle Bush Beaters, while still in high school. He played w Read more

Little Feat - 86% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The compact rock ‘n’ roll funk displayed by Little Feat put them out of step with other Californian rock bands of the early 70s. By combining elements of country, folk, blues, soul and boogie they unwittingly created a sound that became their own, and has to date never been replicated or bettered.The original line-up of the band in 1969 compris Read more

Stephen Stills - 78% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 January 1945, Dallas, Texas, USA. This often dubbed ‘musical genius’ is better known for his work with the pivotal 60s band Buffalo Springfield, and for many years his association with David Crosby, Graham Nash and Neil Young. After the Buffalo Springfield’s break-up, Stills, at a loose end, joined with Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield for the million-selling 1 Read more

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Dave Mason - 72% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 May 1945, Worcester, England. Mason, the former guitarist of local bands the Jaguars, the Hellions and Deep Feeling met Steve Winwood when he was employed as a road manager for the Spencer Davis Group. This legendary 60s R&B band was weakened in 1967 when Winwood, together with Mason, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood formed Traffic. They found instant success as one of the Read more

Gregg Allman - 67% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gregory Lenoir Allman, 8 December 1947, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. A founder member of the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman embarked on a solo career in 1973 following a hiatus in the group’s progress. Laid Back, his debut album, highlighted the singer’s measured, bluesy approach and featured a version of ‘Midnight Rider’, a staple part of the early All Read more

Hot Tuna - 61% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US band was formed by two members of the Jefferson Airplane, Jack Casady (John William Casady, 13 April 1944, Washington, DC, USA; bass) and Jorma Kaukonen (b. 23 December 1940, Washington, DC, USA; guitar/vocals). The band evolved as a part-time extension of the Jefferson Airplane with Kaukonen and Casady utilizing the services of colleagues Paul Kantner (guitar) and S Read more

Poco - 61% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This stellar US country rock band formed as Pogo in the summer of 1968 from the ashes of the seminal Buffalo Springfield, who along with the Byrds were pivotal in the creation of country rock. The band originally comprised Richie Furay (9 May 1944, Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar), Jim Messina (b. 5 December 1947, Maywood, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Randy Meis Read more

Delaney & Bonnie - 60% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Delaney Bramlett (1 July 1939, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA) first came to prominence as a member of the Shindogs, the house band on US television’s Shindig. As well as recording with the group, Bramlett made several unsuccessful solo singles prior to meeting Bonnie Lynn (b. Bonnie Lynn O’Farrell, 8 November 1944, Acton, Illinois, USA) in California. His futur Read more

Delbert McClinton - 53% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 November 1940, Lubbock, Texas, USA. This white R&B artist honed his craft working in a bar band, the Straitjackets, backing visiting blues giants such as Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Jimmy Reed. McClinton made his first recordings as a member of the Ron-Dels, and was noted for his distinctive harmonica work on Bruce Channel’s Read more

The Marshall Tucker Band - 47% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1971 in South Carolina, USA, this ‘southern-rock’ style unit enjoyed national popularity from the early to late 70s. The band originally comprised Toy Caldwell (13 November 1947, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, d. 25 February 1993, Moore, South Carolina, USA; lead guitar), his brother, Tommy Caldwell, (b. 1950, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, d. 28 Ap Read more

New Riders Of The Purple Sage - 46% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969, the New Riders Of The Purple Sage was initially envisaged as a part-time spin-off from the Grateful Dead. Group members Jerry Garcia (Jerome John Garcia, 1 August 1942, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 9 August 1995, Forest Knolls, California, USA; pedal steel guitar), Phil Lesh (b. Philip Chapman, 15 March 1940, Berkeley, California, USA; bass) and Mickey Read more

Graham Nash - 45% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 February 1942, Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Guitarist/vocalist Nash embraced music during the skiffle boom. He formed the Two Teens with classmate Allan Clarke in 1955, but by the following decade the duo, now known as Ricky And Dane, had joined local revue Kirk Stephens And The Deltas. In 1961 they broke away to found the Hollies, which evolved from provincial status i Read more

Rick Danko - 43% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Clare Danko, 29 December 1942, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, d. 10 December 1999, Marbletown, New York, USA. Danko is fondly remembered as the beating heart of the Band, one of North America’s greatest ever rock bands. His Motown-inspired bass playing underpinned the quintet’s loose-limbed instrumental interplay, while his solid vocals provided the perfect foil Read more

David Crosby - 41% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 August 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA. Hailing from a high society family in Hollywood, Crosby dropped out of acting school in the early 60s to sing in coffeehouses in New York and California. Along the way he played informally with a number of influential musicians including Travis Edmunson, Fred Neil, Dino Valenti, Paul Kantner and David Freiberg. After a short-liv Read more

John Hiatt - 40% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 August 1952, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The archetypal musicians’ musician, John Hiatt is a powerful singer, guitarist and talented songwriter whose material has been recorded by various acts, including Dr. Feelgood, Searchers, Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night, Desert Rose Band, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Nick Lowe, Rick Nelson and the Neville Brothers. Hiatt started out in Read more


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