An event Saturday at Tulsa's Circle Cinema will raise money to help maintain a memorial to Oklahoma's own Leon Russell.
The Extraordinary History of Leon Russell traces the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer from his family’s earliest roots and his birth in 1942, through his first musical influences and accomplishments that led him from his future home of Tulsa, Oklahoma to Los Angeles, where he became a key player in the Hollywood session scene, and his eventual rise as an international performing artist, songwriter and master of rock piano.
The lecture by Russell's friend and archivist Steve Todoroff will include a mixture of photos of Russell throughout his life, including many never-before-seen photos, as well as a vast selection of music sound-bites from Russell’s career, with special emphasis on his Hollywood session years.
The Extraordinary History of Leon Russell starts at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2018 at Circle Cinema, located at 10 S. Lewis.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the Circle Cinema box office or at circlecinema.com.