Elton John donates to Leon Russell Monument Fund

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Elton John donates to Leon Russell Monument Fund

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Elton John's charitable organization donated $5,000 to the Leon Russell Monument Fund.

Rock ’n’ roll legend Elton John made a $5,000 donation through his charitable organization to the Leon Russell Monument Fund.

Organizers of the monument made the announcement on its website Friday.

John’s donation brought the fund within $3,600 of its $42,000 goal.

John and Leon Russell collaborated on a 2010 album, “The Union.”

Russell, an Oklahoma native, died in Nov. 13, 2016 at the age of 74.

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