Today I was very sad to find out that Leon Russell has passed away at the age of 74.
I am happy however that I will always be able to say that my first press conference was with Leon Russell. I was only in 5th grade when I met him and he treated me with as much respect as every other journalist in the room. Here’s the interview.
Thank you for your kindness and the experience, rest in peace Mr. Russell!
This was the first press conference I ever did,in it I represented my school radio show (Kool Kidz and a Radio Show) and I Had To Ask. I was able to talk to Leon Russell a man who has played all sorts of music (predominantly rock-and-roll) with some of the musical greats such as Ringo Starr, Doris Day, Elton John,Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra, The Band, Bob Dylan, B.B. King,and The Rolling Stones. This press conference as Leon Russell would say, “was great fun” and you can see why I Had to Ask.