Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson Remembered

ORANGE PARK – When you hear the name Nelson, one family shines brightly. With The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Ricky Nelson and NELSON, the dynasty is ranked by the Guinness book of world records as the only family with three generations of hitmakers. This March the legacy continues...
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Ricky Nelson

CHANDLER — Ricky Lee Nelson, 62, an Eloy native who played Major League Baseball after winning a national title with the Arizona State Sun Devils, died on Nov. 19, 2021. Mr. Nelson on born to E.B. and Willie Pearl "Precious" Nelson on May 8, 1959. He served as student body president his eighth grade year. While attending Santa Cruz Valley Union High School he participated in football, baseball and track and was a member of the varsity marching band. He wrote a song that was performed at one of the band concerts. He was a member of the varsity baseball state championship team his junior year and the state runners-up in his senior year. He received recognition on the All-Conference, Super All-State and Class AA-A baseball all-star teams. He also served as senior class president. He credited coaches Ralph Carino and Ray Montijo for giving him his start in baseball.
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‘My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It’: Hank Williams, Ricky Nelson And More

Most of the songs that we know and love in the distinguished country catalogue of Hank Williams were written by the man himself. But on November 26, 1949, he hit the chart with “My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It.” It was a song from well before World War II, and one that went on to be repeatedly covered, including a Top 10 pop version by Ricky Nelson and another recording by Louis Armstrong.
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Nelson twins bringing Ricky Nelson Remembered to Stocker Arts Center

You may remember them as Nelson, the early 1990s rock act with the hit “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection.”. However, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson — twin sons of late pop singer Ricky Nelson — may be best known these days as Ricky Nelson Remembered. Their show of that...

‘Songs By Ricky’: Ricky Nelson Enlists James Burton And The Jordanaires

The summer of 1959 had been another great one for Ricky Nelson, and as the evenings grew cooler, he was back in the album charts. After he posted almost simultaneous top ten hits in America with both sides of his Imperial single “Just A Little Too Much” and “Sweeter Than You,” Billboard’s Best Selling LPs listings for September 28 included a new entry for Songs By Ricky.

Debonair Music Hall Presents "Ricky Nelson Remembered" Starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson

(TEANECK, NJ) -- The Debonair Music Hall presents "Ricky Nelson Remembered" on Friday, October 8th at 7:30pm. This is a unique multi media entertainment event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson's hit songs (including "Hello Mary Lou", "Travelin' Man", "Garden Party") performed by Ricky's own twin sons Matthew & Gunnar and includes never before seen big screen video footage of the NELSON family with interviews from celebrities influenced by Ricky Nelson. The show appeals to a wide audience and multiple generations and celebrates the life of America's original 'Teen Idol'.
Ellwood City Ledger

Songs with substance: Ricky Nelson Remembered makes return visit to Zelienople

ZELIENOPLE — "Ricky Nelson smuggled rock 'n roll into the mainstream, through families' living rooms," son Gunnar Nelson says. Come celebrate that subversive achievement at "Ricky Nelson Remembered," a family-friendly, multimedia show that Gunnar and twin brother Matthew will bring to The Strand Theater for two performances July 17. The...

Ricky Nelson only performed on The Ed Sullivan Show once and his father is to blame

Here's why the teen idol missed being on the show at the peak of his popularity. The Ed Sullivan Show was the ultimate fame factory of the Fifties and Sixties. Any act that performed on the show immediately had a majority of eyeballs on them. A whopping 60 million people, a mind-boggling 82.6% share of all television viewers, watched Elvis on Sullivan. An even greater 73.7 million tuned in to see the Beatles.

Ricky Nelson family piano auction to benefit Heritage Foundation

For three weeks only, bidders have the opportunity to own a piece of Hollywood and music royalty, with proceeds going to support the preservation and education efforts of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County. A circa 1955 Ivers & Pond baby grand French Provincial piano is being generously donated by...

The Golden Era of Rock and Roll is Re-Ignited with Ricky Nelson Remembered!

Sponsored - Enjoy the musical legacy of America’s first teen idol. Ricky Nelson’s twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar, pay homage to their rock-and-roll pioneer father in a multimedia tribute concert on February 23 at The Moon! Tickets for Ricky Nelson Remembered starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson start at $45. Ricky...