Author name: Bill Janovitz

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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Guardian Coverage

‘He was central to music history’: the forgotten legacy of Leon Russell In an illuminating new book, the incredible highs and devastating lows of the influential musician are remembered Great piece by Jim Farber on the occasion of the Leon Russell book

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On Sale March 14, 2023 Order here or anywhere you prefer to buy books. DESCRIPTION The definitive biography of legendary musician, composer, and performer Leon Russell, a profound influence on countless artists, including George Harrison, the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, and the world of music as a whole. Leon …

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New Music!

In December, I finished the first draft of my Leon Russell biography, which will hopefully be published in Spring 2023 by Hachette Books. As January is a slow time for my day job, I have taken the creative momentum from the book project and channeled it into music. Buffalo Tom is slowly but surely working …

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