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Leon Russell The Sage Gateshead 29 June 2011

Leon Russell The Sage Gateshead 29 June 2011
A good show from a true legend.
I arrived just after 7.30 and was surprised to find Leon already on stage, singing Delta Lady. I took my seat at the end of the front row. The hall wasn’t that full (a shame); I’d only bought my ticket on the day. Leon has amazing hair and beard and truly looks the old rocker that he is. He’s also clearly frail and walks badly, but his voice has held up and he sounded great. You have to admire the guy: he’s played with them all, starting with Jerry Lee Lewis and then working with Dylan, Joe Cocker etc. Great to see him. A privilege; he’s someone I’ve wanted to see for ages and ages. He finished around 9pm (he is an old guy), and I was home around 9.30pm; an early night!
Setlist (something like): Delta Lady; Rollin’ in My Sweet Baby’s Arms; Stranger in a Strange Land; Sweet Little Angel; Lady Blue; Kansas City Woman; Dixie Lullaby; Let the Good Times Roll; Baby What (Do) You Want Me to Do; Back to the Island; Wild Horses; A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall; Hummingbird; I’ve Just Seen A Face; Tightrope; Georgia on My Mind; Prince of Peace; Out in the Woods; I’ve Got A Kind Hearted Woman; A Song for You; Jumping Jack Flash / Poppa Was A Rolling Stone / Paint It Black / Kansas City
Encore: Great Balls of Fire; Roll Over Beethoven