Keyboardist Chuck Leavell
birth name: Charles Alfred Leavell

Chuck Leavell

April 28, 1952, Birmingham, AL

In the who's who of rock & roll, Chuck Leavell is a very big someone. His piano and keyboard playing has graced the albums and/or stages of the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band, the Black Crowes, George Harrison, Blues Traveler, the Marshall Tucker Band, Hank Williams Jr., and a long list of others. ~ Allmusic: Chuck Leavell ~ retrieved February 12, 2013 © Allmusic

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“My career wasn’t really going anywhere,” Leavell recalls over lunch at a Manhattan diner.“I said to my wife, ‘Honey, you know, I’m really debating what to do with myself. I’m playing these clubs, but I’m not really getting any calls for recording, I think maybe I ought to just focus on the forestry.’ She listens to me whinge and moan for a minute. Then she says, ‘That’s all well and good, but the Rolling Stones called today.’ ” ~ Forbes: Chuck Leavell, the Rolling Stone who gathers moss ~ retrieved February 11, 2013 © Forbes

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The Rolling Stones ~ Steel Wheels (1989) ~ Ranked #87 Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties in 1990 ~ Most of the songs on Steel Wheels were written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards during a three-week session in Barbados. That get-together was the make-or-break point for the Rolling Stones' 1989 reunion - a reunion that had been imperiled by Jagger's and Richards's solo records and by a year of public backbiting between the two. ~ 1990 © Rolling Stone

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