Leon Russell

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Birthday
2, 1942
Birthplace
Lawton, OK
Death Date
Nov 12, 2016 (74)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
2, 1942
Birthplace
Lawton, OK
Death Date
Nov 12, 2016 (74)

About

Singer and musician who sang "Tight Rope" and "This Masquerade" and who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. He has collaborated with many different artists, including Elton John.

Before Fame

He started playing music professionally in night clubs at the age of fourteen. His first group was called The Starlighters.

Trivia

He is considered a pioneer of the Tulsa Sound.

Family Life

He married Mary McCreary on June 20, 1975; after their divorce on October 3, 1980, he remarried Janet Lee Constantine on February 6, 1983. He had four daughters, Sugaree, Coco, Tina, and Honey, and a son, Teddy.

Associated With

He collaborated with many artists like Willie Nelson.