Brother Leon, havin’ a birthday
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
1/16/13 at 2:15 AM
Rock legend and hometown boy Leon Russell is throwing a birthday bash, complete with concert. Russell, a pioneer
of the influential Tulsa Sound, started in music at 14 years of age. He soon gained notoriety and became a sought-after
session musician, performing with such legendary artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Phil Spector, The Byrds, The Rolling
Stones, Frank Sinatra, B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan, to name a few. Then he headed out on the Mad Dogs and
Englishmen tour with Joe Cocker and became a star. His songs are still being recorded today.
7 p.m. Friday, Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino, 951 W. 36th Street North
Tickets: $20+ at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino Gift Shop or 918-699-7667.