Junior Markham

 

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James “Junior” Markham grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and developed an interest in music from listening to blues radio, hearing records of Roy Orbison, and seeing Elvis Presley perform live at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion in 1956.  Markham landed his first record deal in Los Angeles with Capital Records.  Billy Lee Riley, who helped him get the contract, later produced and played on Markham’s album Chuck Meets Bo.  In Los Angeles, Markham performed with Leon Russell, J.J. Cale, Carl Radle, and Ace Moreland.

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