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Today marks 77th birthday of the late Leon Russell

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 14:35:49-04

TULSA — Happy birthday to the late, great Leon Russell!

The Oklahoma music icon would have turned 77 today. He passed away in 2016.

When Gary Busey was in Tulsa last year, he talked with 2 Works for You about his friendship with Russell.

RELATED: Gary Busey and friends remember Leon Russell in Tulsa

Busey was joined by Tulsa musicians David Teegarden, Junior Markham and Jamie Oldaker, old friends he hadn't seen in years.

Markham died six months later at the age of 78.

We're sharing our 2018 interview today as a tribute to both Markham and Russell, two Oklahoma artists who left a lasting mark on the world of music.

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