quirky, but always entertaining
Posted by Brian on May 3, 2021, 0:13:26
Leon Redbone was a singer, songwriter and entertainer, not his real name Leon was a character he played his whole career, some people thought he was the alter ego of Frank Zappa as he had a reasonable resemblance to the man. Bob Dylan described him as enigma back in the 1970s he said I spoke to him and couldn't make my mind up if he was in his 20's or 60's. He specialise in songs from around 1900-1930 , particularly the tin pan alley compositions, He died in 2019 from complications related to dementia. |
His website showed humour to the end it stated 'It is with heavy hearts we announce that early this morning, May 30th, 2019, Leon Redbone crossed the delta for that beautiful shore at the age of 127' he was actually 69. Here are a couple of tracks to listen too.