Author name: Bill Janovitz

Uncut Magazine Review

“LEON RUSSELL is a wild tale, rendered in great detail by Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz, reaching beyond rock anecdote to produce an empathetic portrait of a man of singular talent.” Here is the partial review

April 7 NYC

NYC! As Leon sang, “Nowhere to run and not a guitar to play/Messed up inside and it’s been raining all day/Since you went away/Manhattan Island serenade.” Glad to be back with Wes’ Cabinet of Wonders with these great people. I’ll read a bit — and sign copies of the book and sing a few songs. …

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The Arts Fuse Review

By Scott McLennan Even more impressive than the sheer amount of raw knowledge Bill Janovitz puts on display is the way he expertly elaborates on Leon Russell’s familiar resume highlights to create a full, three-dimensional portrait of a very complicated artist (and person). Read more here.

Boston Globe

Through it all, Janovitz shows all the strengths of his previous books: an insider’s understanding of how music is made and a literary flair for bringing that process to life on the page. Over 582 pages, he also manages to be a sure-footed guide through Russell’s extremely complicated personal and professional life. Thanks to Jon …

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LA Times Review

“Leon Russell: The Master of Space and Time’s Journey Through Rock & Roll History” by musician and author Bill Janovitz is the most ambitious effort yet to peel back the curtain on one of the most gifted, least understood rock artists of the 20th century. Read more here.

Tulsa World

Great coverage in Leon’s hometown.

Live on Office Hours

I was thrilled to be invited to talk about the Leon book on Office Hours with Tim Heidecker. These folks have given me many laughs over the past decade or so. Here is the episode: Leon talk begins around 56:35.

List of People I Interviewed

Here is a list of the folks I spoke with for the book: Elton JohnBruce SpringsteenWillie NelsonEric ClaptonSteve WinwoodRita CoolidgeRandy NewmanDave MasonT Bone BurnettBruce HornsbyRonnie MilsapSusan TedeschiDerek TrucksPaul ShafferJim KeltnerJames BurtonLenny WaronkerJon LandauRuss TitelmanClaudia LennearCheech MarinRichard CarpenterGlyn JohnsSteve CropperTerry ManningGary LewisIan HunterDwight TwilleyVan Dyke ParksBobby WhitlockDean TorrenceTaylor HackfordKen BurnsDon Preston Sonny CurtisChris StaintonBobby Keys (previous)Al …

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