Though it won’t open for almost three more years, OKPOP’s collection continues to grow.
Museum staff have been in touch with Steven and Charlene Ripley, who Leon Russell asked to take care of his personal archive. Before he died in November, Russell said he wanted it all to go to OKPOP.
The collection includes 2,500 master recordings, equipment, instruments and personal effects.
"In fact, we just got contact this morning from Jan Bridges, Leon's widow, that she wants his show piano that he toured with to come to OKPOP," said OKPOP Director Jeff Moore.