Please join us in requesting that the United States Postal Service acknowledge and honor Leon Russell’s musical contributions to America and the world, with a U.S. commemorative postage stamp.
*Stamp graphicis for demonstration purposes only. Final design will be created and determined by USPS.
Leon's multi-genre significance spanned seven decades ranging from playing hometown clubs in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to his work as an A-list session musician with the fabled “Wrecking Crew", working with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Brian Wilson, Glen Campbell and so many others, then his emergence as a solo artist in 1970, taking the rock & roll world by storm, and continued touring and recording, including a reconnection with Sir Elton John for the historic “The Union” film, record and tour, up to his final performances in 2016.
From Leon's management of Joe Cocker's "Mad Dog and Englishmen" tour in 1970 to his performance a year later in the Beatles' George Harrison's "Concert for Bangladesh", skyrocketed to international acclaim entertaining loving fans with music from his twenty-four studio albums. It wasn't uncommon for George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, and others to perform onstage or travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma - his hometown and base of operations for many years - to work with Leon at his home studio, lake house studio or The Church Studio.
In 2011 Leon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and his 1970 mega-hit "A Song for You" joined the exclusive Grammy Hall of Fame roster in 2018. Leon has been directly credited by Sir Elton John, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Hanson and others for mentoring or influencing their careers. His music has been covered by countless performers, and the accolades are endless.
Our wish is to have you join us in "signing" the above form petition, which we will present to the Stamp Advisory Committee of the United States on the day of his eligibility, November 13, 2019. You can help this effort by asking your friends and family join us and spread the word via social media, word of mouth or by directing them to The Church Studio.