As previously revealed exclusively by EJW, the Rocket Man will contribute to a new book, LONGHAIR MUSIC: THE SONGS AND SESSIONS OF LEON RUSSELL.
Author Steve Todoroff has also compiled a Russell Rock Family Tree, with artist Brian James Thompson.
This newly revised 28"x 40" four-color poster spans Leon's musical career from his earliest high school bands in Tulsa through his greatest triumphs as a rock superstar, including his recent resurgence and collaboration with Sir Elton.
Drawn in the style of the famous Rock Family Tree series by Pete Frame, it traces Russell's involvement with the Accents, the Shindogs, Phil Spector, the Shelter People, The Concert For Bangladesh, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, and more. It is illustrated with many unpublished photos and printed on high-quality paper. Although now available to purchase, Todoroff is giving some away this month at his Facebook page.
What's more, in April, Steve plans a party in April to mark Leon's 70th birthday, but details are not yet available.