RIP Leon Redbone (1949-2019)

A truly odd, enigmatic musician. As noted by his obit in the Independent:

He was an eccentric blend of antiquarian, actor, singer, musician and performance artist – with a strong element of Marxian absurdity. Redbone sometimes pulled a tomato from his handkerchief and placed it on a stool beside him, then wrapped it up again as he left the stage.

For a long time, almost no biographical info was known about him. Many suspected he wasn't even a real person. Perhaps someone such as Frank Zappa or Bob Dylan was posing as Redbone. But no, Redbone was real. He died on May 30.

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jun 15, 2019
     Category: Music | Obituaries





Comments
I haven't thought about Leon in years. His distinctive voice always caught my attention whenever I heard it.
Posted by KDP on 06/15/19 at 12:52 PM
Damn, I had no idea. He had a moment in the mid-80s, when he seemed to be everywhere.
Posted by Brian on 06/21/19 at 03:34 PM









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