Born Claude Russell Bridges of Lawton, OK, few would know that a child born during WWII and the baby boom would eventually became a living folk rock and country legend. Leon Russell first began his career as a keyboardist and session musician at the age of 14 with a group called The Starlighters. While it was rare at one time to see Leon Russell tickets on sale for solo performances, Russell has played with such big names as George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Eric Clapton, The Byrds, Willie Nelson, The Beach Boys, Sinatra and The Rolling Stones.
In his earlier years, Leon Russell stationed himself in Los Angeles, Ca where he studioed guitar with James Burton who has worked with Elvis Presley, Rickey Nelson, Emmylou Harris and John Denver. While Leon Russell tickets rarely went on sale during this time, Russeell found success with his own songwriting contributing the albums of Joe Cocker and Gary Lewis and the Playboys linking to the famous, and infamous, Phil Spector. Finally, the world would receive a taste of the musical wonder during Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishman Tour which featured Leon Russell tickets in addition to such top names as Bonnie Branlet, Rita Collidge and more.