Leon Russell's career as musician and singer-songwriter has spanned roughly a half-century, from his teen years playing in a band with JJ Cale, to backing up everyone from Freddie King to the Byrds and Glen Campbell; collaborating with Newgrass Revival, Nashville Symphony, and Elton John; and, of course, a slew of incredible solo albums.
This week, he releases his 37th album, titled aptly Life Journey, one day before his 72nd birthday. (You can read his interview with Henry Carrigan for more of Russell's insights on his life and career, and this release.)
To celebrate, we've teamed up with the fine folks at Universal Music to give away a couple autographed copies of Life Journey to two lucky ND members.
To enter: scroll to the bottom of this page and leave a comment in the comment thread, telling us your favorite Leon Russell memory from your Life Journey. It could be a concert, an album, a song, or some way in which his music has touched you through the years. You have until Monday, Apr. 7, at 11: 59 PST to comment. Then, we'll select two commenters from all the entries and announce the winners the following day.
Comments posted on Twitter or Facebook, or in a separate blog post on this site, will not be counted.
Anyone is welcome to enter but, due to shipping costs, the prize can only be shipped to a U.S. address.
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