The Asylum Choir
was the late-'60s duo of session keyboard player Leon Russell
(b. April 2, 1942) and guitarist Marc Benno
(b.July 1, 1947). They made two albums, 1968's Look Inside the Asylum Choir
and Asylum Choir II
. Though the latter was recorded in April 1969, it was not released until November 1971, due to contractual difficulties. By that time, Russell
was an established solo star.