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EntertainmentSinger Leon Redbone Dies at 69

20:01  30 may  2019
20:01  30 may  2019 Source:   variety.com

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Leon Redbone , who burst onto the pop-music scene in the mid-1970s with a startlingly throwback singing style and a look to go with it, favoring songs from bygone eras drolly delivered, died on Thursday in Bucks County, Pa. He was 69 . His family announced the death on his website.

Leon Redbone , Cult Singer Who Helped Revive Ragtime, Dead at 69 . “He departed our world with his guitar, his trusty companion Rover and a simple tip of his hat,” family writes in Leon Redbone , the nasally singer who helped revive ragtime, vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley music, has died at age 69 .

Singer Leon Redbone Dies at 69 © Herbie Knott/REX/Shutterstock Singer-songwriter Leon Redbone, who specialized in old-school vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley-style music, died earlier today, his family confirmed.

He was 69 — although, in characteristically whimsical fashion, the official statement announcing his death gave his age as 127.

Although Redbone’s pop-defying predilection for seemingly antiquated musical styles of the ’20s and ’30s made him the unlikeliest of stars, he became one anyway, appearing several times as the musical guest “Saturday Night Live” — including two spots in the inaugural 1975-76 season alone — and landing frequent appearances with Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show.”

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Leon Redbone , the acclaimed singer and guitarist who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-style songs, died Thursday, according to a statement released by his family. He was 69 . No details about his death were provided. Redbone ’s career got a boost in the early 1970s when Bob Dylan met him at

Singer Leon Redbone Dies at 69 . In a nod to how Redbone sought to exist outside of time, much less current musical styles, his death announcement gave his Singer -songwriter Leon Redbone , who specialized in old-school vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley-style music, died Thursday, his family confirmed.

Later popular successes had him singing the themes for TV’s “Mr. Beledevere” and “Harry and the Hendersons,” along with recording a duet of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with Zooey Deschanel for the soundtrack of “Elf,” for which he also voiced the animated character of Leon the Snowman.

Redbone had officially retired in 2015, with a representative then citing unspecified health concerns as the reason for his being unable to continue performing or recording.

A post on Redbone’s website confirming his death contained enough deadpan humor and whimsical fiction that it was almost certainly prepared in advance by the singer himself.

“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,” it read.

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Update, with additional details Leon Redbone , the trombone-voiced singer -songwriter whose eccentric, nostalgic Americana style of music He was 69 . His death was confirmed by his family in a whimsically worded announcement on Redbone ’s website — an announcement that certainly bore a

(Gray News) - Leon Redbone , a singer who reveled in the ragtime music of vaudeville with his gravelly voice, died early Thursday. He was 69 . In addition to his music, Redbone did the voice of the singing snowman in the 2003 movie “Elf.” Redbone came to the attention of Bob Dylan in 1974 at the

“He departed our world with his guitar, his trusty companion Rover, and a simple tip of his hat.

He’s interested to see what Blind Blake, Emmett, and Jelly Roll have been up to in his absence, and has plans for a rousing sing along number with Sári Barabás.

An eternity of pouring through texts in the Library of Ashurbanipal will be a welcome repose, perhaps followed by a shot or two of whiskey with Lee Morse, and some long overdue discussions with his favorite Uncle, Suppiluliuma I of the Hittites.

To his fans, friends, and loving family who have already been missing him so in this realm he says, ‘Oh behave yourselves. Thank you…. and good evening everybody.'”

Redbone’s improbable career saw the release of 16 full-length albums beginning with “On the Track,” his 1975 debut on Warner Bros.

He went on to put out albums on his own August imprint through Blue Thumb, Private Music and Rounder, with his final new release, 2014’s “Flying By,” issued through his August Records imprint (distributed by Rounder), as were all of his recordings dating back to the mid-1980s.

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Musician Leon Redbone dies at 69 as family jokes that he was 127. Singer Leon Redbone dies at 69 .

(Gray News) - Leon Redbone , a singer who reveled in the ragtime music of vaudeville with his gravelly voice, died early Thursday. He was 69 . “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 127,” his official

Jack White was a fan, as became clear with Third Man Records’ 2016 re-release of Redbone’s Warner Bros debut as well as “Long Way from Home,” a new collection of recordings unearthed from the early ’70s, before he was ever signed.

White was only the latest in a long line of celebrity fans, starting with Bob Dylan, who first turned Rolling Stone on to Redbone in 1974 when he told the magazine, “Leon interests me. I’ve heard he’s anywhere from 25 to 60, I’ve been [a foot and a half from him] and I can’t tell, but you gotta see him. He does old Jimmie Rodgers, then turns around and does a Robert Johnson.”

Bonnie Raitt was another huge fan, saying, “He’s probably the best combination of singer-guitarist I’ve ever heard.”

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