EJW readers may recall an item about a book in the works to focus on Elton's collaborator on The Union.
It's been a couple of years since then, but Longhair Music: The Songs & Sessions of Leon Russell will soon be available. Although writer Steve Todoroff had informed this Web site that input from Elton was expected, this is most likely to be in the follow-up. First up is Volume 1, covering Leon's formative years and his ascent up the musical food chain in Los Angeles, where he became one of the most sought-after session musicians around.
The biography details Russell's extensive session career, including the hundreds of individual sessions he played on, and a photo, where available, of each individual 45 and LP where the session was released commercially.