Larry Bell joined The Bop Cats in 1987 after many years of leading his most popular band of the time, Tulsa County. Larry graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1962 and moved to California to live and work with Tulsa transplant, Leon Russell. It was there that Larry joined Gary Lewis and The Playboys for several years before he became J.J. Cale's keyboardist. He traveled the country and the world with those tours and was at the pulse of the rock n roll scene in the 60's. Larry has made numerous recordings as a sideman and is considered by many to be a major contributor of the 'Tulsa Sound'. Larry worked for Tulsa Public Schools and resided in Tulsa with his wife Jenny.
Larry Bell, 70, died on Monday, April 6, 2015.