Elton John Pays Tribute To Leon Russell

11/14/2016
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(Radio.com) One of Leon Russell's biggest fans, and also one of his most well-known collaborators, Elton John, has reacted to the new of the late artist's passing this weekend.

Sir Elton tweeted the following, "My darling Leon Russell passed away last night. He was a mentor, inspiration & so kind to me. I loved him and always will."

Elton John was a huge fan of Leon Russell's, but his fame soon eclipsed that of his idol. In the 2000s, Russell had nearly faded into obscurity, when John decided to invite him to do a duo album; which was a first for Elton, who had performed duets with other artists, but never collaborated on an album with another artist for an entire album. Read more here.

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