The Union
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In the 1960s, Leon Russell was a successful producer, songwriter and session musician who worked behind the scenes with some of the biggest names in the music business, from Bob Dylan to Frank Sinatra. In the 1970s, Russell became a full-fledged rock star, sharing stages with the likes of George Harrison, The Rolling Stones and Joe Cocker as well as releasing a handful of Top Ten albums that fused rock, R&B and country. But Russell was musically inactive through much of the 1980s, and when he returned, his audience had dwindled to a tiny cult following, and he depended on steady road gigs to… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film, like the album, winds up far more Sir Elton's project, conceived as a musical tribute to John's idol and mentor Russell -- an acknowledgment of a worthy musician only recently rediscovered, in large part thanks to John."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"A tender tribute from Elton John to one of his key influences, Leon Russell, and from filmmaker Cameron Crowe to both musicians."
‑ David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
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