Group raises money for Leon Russell memorial in Tulsa

By: Cailey Dougherty

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • A local group is working to raise money for a special memorial site in Tulsa for Leon Russell.
  • Russell, the iconic musician with strong ties to Tulsa, died in November.
  • He went to high school in Tulsa and had recording studios in the city.
  • He's known for founding what became known as the "Tulsa sound."
  • A group is raising money to build a monument for Russell in Memorial Park Cemetery near 51st and Memorial.
  • They are working to raise $42,000.

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