A sad message came from Canada – died on the famous jazz singer and guitarist Leon Redbone, informs edition Variety.
Leon Redbone (real name Dikran Gopalan), according to one version, was born in Cyprus, from where he later moved to Canada, but according to others, the place of his birth was the American city of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).
Career as a jazz musician Redbone in the 70-ies of the last century in the night clubs of Toronto.
Early in his career the singer has performed at a festival of folk music, which has been a well-known singer Bob Dylan. He was so shocked by the performance of Leon that mentioned it in an interview with a reputable magazine Rolling Stone, advising them to write about the newbie article.
The journal has listened to the recommendations of the musician and the article appeared. The journalist described his impressions about the game Redbone: “so alive that you can hear the rustle of the needle, moving on the surface of the plate”.
In 1975 he recorded his first album “EN route” (On the track). He always acted in a hat, dark glasses and tie. Just Redbone has released 15 albums.
Says the canadian press, the musician, little is known. It is said that even his own producer didn’t know his home address. Redbarn probably one of the most mysterious figures in contemporary music.
Earlier we wrote that the legendary British musician died at the age of 56 years. “He fought and fought and fought, Roger was a fighter. Unfortunately, Roger died a few hours ago, peacefully in his home surrounded by family,” – said the press service of The Beat on the page in Facebook.
British musician Roger Charlery known as Rankin Roger, died March 26. It is reported that the actor was suffering from cancer, and last summer, the artist suffered a stroke.
Rankin Roger in 1978 he founded the group The Beat, which released three albums in the early 80s. the Song Mirror in the Bathroom and Too Nice to Talk To were huge hits and brought the team international fame.
Despite health problems, in January 2019 Roger released to the Public Confidential, and wrote an autobiographical book, which was published this spring.