Wikipedia : This day (November 13, 2016), in Nashville, died Claude Russell Bridges a.k.a. Leon Russell, an American musician, singer and songwriter.
Leon Russell : Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel, and surf records. As a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader, and touring musician, he has collaborated with hundreds of artists,…
@allmusic : A similar eclecticism and scope also surfaced in his solo work, which couched his charmingly gravelly voice in a rustic yet rich swamp pop fusion of country, blues, and gospel.
@last.fm : After becoming a part of Phil Spector’s studio group, Russell played backup on many of the most popular hits of the 1960s, including The Byrds, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, and Herb Alpert.
@Discogs : US-American musician and songwriter, who has recorded as a session musician, sideman, and maintained a solo career in music. He was born April 2nd 1942, Lawton, OK, USA.