Today’s Question: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell passed away one year ago today at age 74. At which famous 1970s concert did Russell perform a medley of The Rolling Stones‘ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash and The Coasters‘ “Young Blood?”
Stumped? Here are a few hints.
- He was in the studio recording keyboards for Badfinger‘s Straight Up album when he and Badfinger got the call to perform at this concert.
- It took place in New York City.
- This nine-and-a-half minute medley by Russell was paired with George Harrison performing “Here Comes the Sun” on side four of the original triple-album concert recording.
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