TULSA, Ok - The group wants to erect the 6-foot-tall, piano shaped granite marker at Memorial Park Cemetary at 51st and Memorial.
"Leon brought so much to the Tulsa community," organizer Teresa Knox told us. Russell, who went to high school in Tulsa, is credited for creating "the Tulsa sound," influencing musicians around the world.
Knox hopes the monument becomes a place to fans can gather to remember Russell. "I know people from all over the world will want to come to Tulsa, oeave their tributes, and really honor the legacy of this amazing artist."
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MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY
ATTENTION: CINDY GIBSON
5111 S. MEMORIAL DRIVE
TULSA, OK 74145