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Little Feat - 100% 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

Dave Mason - 83% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock Vocals
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

Delaney & Bonnie - 73% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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

Levon Helm - 72% 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

Lowell George - 71% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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Stephen Stills - 65% 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

Gregg Allman - 64% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts 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

Maria Muldaur - 64% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Blues Children's Music Folk Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica d’Amato, 12 September 1943, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, USA. Her name was changed to Muldaur when she married Geoff Muldaur, with whom she performed in the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. Although her mother was fond of classical music, Muldaur grew up liking blues and big band sounds. Joining the thriving Greenwich Village music scene i Read more

Al Kooper - 58% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 February 1944, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Kooper embarked upon a professional music career in 1959 as guitarist in the Royal Teens, who had enjoyed a novelty hit the previous year with ‘Short Shorts’. He became a noted New York session musician and later forged a successful songwriting partnership with Bobby Brass and Irwin Levine. Their collaborations included  Read more

John Haitt - 56% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Pop / Rock
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John Hiatt - 56% 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

Taj Mahal - 56% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, 17 May 1940, New York City, New York, USA. The son of a West Indian jazz arranger, Taj Mahal developed his early interest in black music by studying its origins while at the University of Massachusetts. After graduating with a BA in Agriculture, he began performing in Boston clubs, before moving to the west coast in 1965. The artist was a founde Read more

Poco - 55% 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

Humble Pie - 54% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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An early example of the ‘supergroup’, Humble Pie was formed in April 1969 by Peter Frampton (22 April 1950, Beckenham, Kent, England; guitar/vocals, ex-Herd), Steve Marriott (b. 30 January 1947, London, England, d. 20 April 1991, Essex, England; guitar/vocals, ex-Small Faces) and Greg Ridley (b. 23 October 1947, Carlisle, Cumberland, England, d. 19 November 2003, A Read more

Delbert McClinton - 53% match to Leon Russell

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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


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