Next time you stay in our Leon Russell Room, you’ll be sleeping under the signature of the Master and Space and Time himself.
Our favorite rock star couldn’t make it to The Campbell Hotel to see his namesake room, but he agreed to autograph the famous piano-shaped headboard if we’d bring it to him when he came to town for his birthday concert at the Brady Theater. Event manager Diane — who has friends in Leon’s band — coordinated the delivery and spent some time hanging out backstage with the man himself. She brought back a few photos from this momentous occasion:
That’s Diane and her husband, Chris Riley — who played with Leon’s drummer Friday night at The Campbell Lounge — with Leon.
Diane with a couple of guys from the band.
View from the wings.
Another shot from the wings.
For the record, the show was amazing. Even better than last year — and last year was pretty great. He doesn’t talk much; he just plays and plays and plays, so the odds of hearing your favorite song are pretty good. His daughter, Tina Rose, came out and sang a couple of songs a cappella while the band took a break. She has an awesome voice.
If you haven’t seen our Leon Russell Room yet, you’ve got to come by and take a look. Better yet, book a night or two here and spend a weekend soaking up a little Tulsa music history. Just about everybody who is anybody has worked with Leon Russell in some way. Between writing, producing and performing as a session musician, he has been involved in literally thousands of records over the years. Researchers are still trying to track down all of his work.
To reserve a night in the Leon Russell Room — or any of our other beautiful rooms — call (918) 744-5500 or visit www.thecampbellhotel.com. We look forward to seeing you!