Remembering Rick Nelson

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Remembering actor, singer, songwriter, musician and former teen idol Rick ‘Ricky’ Nelson, who was killed in a plane crash on Dec. 31, 1985. πŸŽ­πŸ“ΊπŸ“»πŸŽ€πŸŽΈπŸŽ΅

Here a few of my favorite Ricky Nelson songs. ❀️

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This Day In History: Rick Nelson Dies

On Dec. 31, 1985, actor, singer, songwriter and musician Rick Nelson, along with his fiancΓ©e Helen Blair, four members of his band and Nelson’s manager, were killed when the fourteen-seat, DC-3 private plane they were traveling in crash-landed near DeKalb, Texas.

From 1952 to 1966, Nelson appeared on his parents’ television show, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. It was while he was on the series that he began singing, which eventually propelled his career into Rock and Roll stardom.

Here’s one of my favorite Ricky Nelson songs. πŸ˜€ ❀

Born On This Day: Rick Nelson

Born on this day in 1940: Actor, singer, songwriter and musician Rick ‘Ricky’ Nelson, best known for appearing as himself in his parents’ long-running television sitcom, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

Nelson is also known for such classic songs, like “Hello Mary Lou,” “Travelin’ Man” and “Garden Party,” and also starred in the 1959 film Rio Bravo with John Wayne and Dean Martin.

On Dec. 31, 1985, Nelson, his fiancee Helen Blair and five of Nelson’s band members were killed when their plane crashed in DeKalb, Texas. Nelson was 45.

30 Years Ago Today: Rick ‘Ricky’ Nelson Dies

On this day in music history: On Dec. 31, 1985, the breaking news all over the radio and all over television screens was that actor, singer, musician and former teen idol Rick ‘Ricky’ Nelson had been killed in a plane crash in DeKalb, Texas, alongside his fiancee Helen Blair and members from Nelson’s band.

Having watched reruns of “The Ozzie & Harriet Show,” I couldn’t help but have a crush on the young man on my TV screen, although in reality, he was already old enough to be my father! I’m sad I never got the opportunity to see him perform live in concert or that I never got to meet him. Nelson seemed like he was a genuine and shy man, who loved his craft.

Rick Nelson’s music will continue to live on forever so that many more generations can enjoy his Rockabilly-Pop-Rock sound. 🎭 πŸ“Ί πŸŽ₯ 🎡

 

This Day in History: Remembering Rick (Ricky) Nelson

 

 

Remembering singer-songwriter, musician and actor Rick ‘Ricky’ Nelson, who died 29 years ago today in DeKalb, TX…along with his fiancΓ© and band members from his Stone Canyon band.

The group was traveling to Dallas to perform at a New Year’s Eve concert when the plane they traveled in crashed. The cause of the crash was determined to be mechanical problems.

Here’s one of my favorite songs by Rick Nelson.