Leon Redbone

Aug 26, 1949 – May 30, 2019 (Age 69)


Leon Redbone was a popular singer and guitarist known for his love of performing vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley songs who appeared many times on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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We shot a lot of pool and shared alot of shots... that passed between us... on either side of us and over our heads, but one right under both our noses! (Seriously, no BS.) He was driving at the time, on the road from Tra Vinh to Cang Long, and a fine job he did. I was riding shotgun, but returned the fire with my M-16 and not an actual shotgun. It's time people knew about your service, unbelievable as it is. RIP, Sir.

The research project we tackled for you to find the actual physical location of The Sylvan Club in days gone by was one of the best times of my life. Chatting with you was like stepping onto an escalator -- thoughts, ideas, musings shared went up, up, up! What sheer joy it has been to share what was going on inside your brilliant, quick, fascinating mind. Thank you for your friendship. My special thanks to dear Beryl, Blake and Ashley for sharing him with us so graciously for all these...

Eleanor Kaufman and Leon in Colorado.

You have blessed our lives with such profound music - Love to you and yours.

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for his musical talent. May you find comfort and strength in God during this time of sorrow.

We first saw Leon in Lebanon ,Pa and several other times, the last being at Mt. Gretna,Pa We will miss him. He was so unique and can't be replaced Deepest sympathy to his family.

A terrible loss. Followed Leon for years. First time I saw him was at the Town Crier Cafe in upstate New York. What a show. I remember he pulled out a tape measure and after the music stopped he opened the tape and stated "It won't be long now" His family should be proud of the happiness he brought. Stay wierd Leon. You are loved. Lived near him in New Hope for years.

Leon was a conservationist, sharing with the world the greatest music America produced. I have enjoyed and been influenced by his music for more than four decades. Well done, sir.

Mr Redbones family have my sincere condolences for your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time.

I enjoyed so very much going to his shows in DownEast Maine in Ellsworth back maybe in the 80s.
His music accompanied me to work as I drove to Bangor or home.
A wonderful, soothing entertainer.