Leon Russell and John Mayer “A Song For You”

Leon Russell, one of America’s finest songwriters and session musicians, who has worked with a countless number of stars including George Harrison, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones to name just a few, was inducted in to the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by long time friend and collaborator, Elton John. Leon performed alongside American pop blues star John Mayer during the ceremony.

Leon Russell and John Mayer “A Song For You”

After performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony with Leon, John Mayer wrote on his tumblr blog:

I was thrilled to take part in inducting Leon Russell into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Most people don’t know that Leon wrote one of the greatest songs of all time, “A Song For You”, which has been covered by everyone from Donny Hathaway to Christina Aguilera. I’m really proud of our performance together so I wanted to make sure you got a chance to see it.” — http://jhnmyr.tumblr.com

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About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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