Leon Redbone in 2010 at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO
|Birth name||Dickran Gobalian|
|Also known as||Leon Redbone|
|Born||August 26, 1949|
|Died||May 30, 2019 (aged 69)|
New Hope, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Genres||Vaudevillian, ragtime, jazz, blues|
|Occupations||musician, songwriter, arranger, producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, Harmonica, Banjo, Piano, Throat Tromnet|
|Labels||Warner Bros. Records, Emerald City, Rounder, August, Blue Thumb Records|
Redbone sang the theme to the television series Mr. Belvedere. He was a semi-regular musical guest on NBC's Saturday Night Live throughout the late 1970s. He last appeared on the show in 1983. During the 1980s and '90s, Redbone was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He has also been a guest on A Prairie Home Companion (radio broadcast).
Studio albums[change | change source]
- On the Track (1975)
- Double Time (1977)
- Champagne Charlie (1978)
- From Branch to Branch (1981)
- Red to Blue (1985)
- Christmas Island (1987)
- No Regrets (1988)
- Sugar (1990)
- Up a Lazy River (1992)
- Whistling in the Wind (1994)
- Any Time (2001)
References[change | change source]
- "Barnes and Noble review of On The Track".
- Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 903. ISBN 0-345-49773-2.
- McGinn, Andrew (October 16, 2009). "Leon Redbone Has Been Performing Timeless Tunes for Decades, But He's Still Got an Air of Mystery -- And That's the Way He Likes It". Dayton Daily News – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 15 September 2012.
It's now impossible to envision Redbone back on "SNL." His last appearance on the show was in 1983.
- "Leon Redbone to perform at Clarke; Guitarist will perform a mix of folk, jazz and ragtime music". Telegraph - Herald (Dubuque) – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). March 4, 2004. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
Throughout his career, Redbone has produced 11 albums and has been featured on Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion."
- "Leon Redbone has Retired from Performing and Recording". leonredbone.com. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
Leon Redbone, the legendary folk/jazz/roots performer has retired from both public appearances and recording. A spokesman for the artist noted, "We share the sadness and disappointment sure to be experienced by his many fans and friends and hope they understand that his health has been a matter of concern for some time. It has become too challenging for him to continue the full range of professional activities."
- Willman, Jem Aswad,Chris; Aswad, Jem; Willman, Chris (2019-05-30). "Singer Leon Redbone Dies at 69". Variety. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
- Schudel, Matt (May 30, 2019). "Leon Redbone, eccentric musician who seemed to inhabit an earlier time, dies at 69". Washington Post. Retrieved June 1, 2019.