April 22, 2005 (Happy Birthday, Jill!) Saw legendary songwriter Leon Russell at a beautifully restored theatre in Belleville tonight. There he was, all charismatic and mysterious behind his shades and flowing white hair. He is a male Rapunzel; that hair is something else. His band was terrific, and his gorgeous daughter Sugaree sang and played percussion.
Listening as I type to: Leon's twangy easygoin' version of "Wild Horses." Yanno, if you ever hear a country record by Hank Wilson, well that is really Leon. :-)