Remembering Leon Russell


Leon Russell was born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma.  Leon passed away on Nov. 13, 2016 in Nashville at the age of 74.  His wife said that he passed away in his sleep.  Russell’s website wrote. “The Master Of Space And Time was a legendary musician and songwriter originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma who performed his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years.”

All across the world;  friends, family, celebrities and other musicians expressed their condolences.  Below are just a few…








The Church Studio

The Church Studio

The historic church was turned into a recording studio and home office to Shelter Records in 1972. Under Leon Russell's leadership, the stone structure served as a creative workshop for songwriters, musicians, engineers, and singers to collaborate, learn, and inspire.

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  1. lbsmith173 on December 3, 2017 at 11:01 am

    In 1971 at the tender age of 14 I went to my first concert a the Tulsa speedway with the cute little Cherokee girl that turned me on to Leon Needless to say the romance went on hold when Leon took the stage and begin to prepare me for the Rock-N-Roll road I am on today at 62
    In turn I have my son &two granddaughters who will carry on this down this road
    He was kind & caring anytime I met him
    Leon’s not gone, he’s just not in town right now

    • Teresa Knox on December 21, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      How wonderful for you to pass on your passion for Leon, music and all things Rock-N-Roll! Thanks for taking the time to write this! Hope to see you in future!

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