Leon Chappel

Born Horace Leon Chappelear, Gilmer, Texas, 1 August 1909 - 23 October 1962, Gladewater, Texas.One of the founders of what would become known as "Western Swing", Leon Chappel's career began when he teamed up with two friends, Bob and Joe Attlesey, as The Lone Star Cowboys in 1929, where they played local shows and radio slots on KGKB and, after moving to Shrevenport in the early 30's, on radio station KWKH.

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