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Rick Nelson Discussion Thread

 
 
Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 06:36 am
This calm, smooth voiced musician and singer isn't spoken of much now. I think he was a great performer, and I'm sorry his life was cut off so early. His hits include:

Travelin' Man
Hello Mary Lou
Poor Little Fool
Stood Up
Lonesome Town
Fools Rush In
Teenage Idol
String Along

Also, catch him in the western movie, "Rio Bravo," not to mention "Ozzie and Harriet."
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 06:44 am
garden party
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 06:49 am
Quote:
But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself


This is a quote from, "Garden Party". Sometimes philosophical gems come from strange places.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 07:00 am
Phoenix32890 wrote:
Quote:
But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself


This is a quote from, "Garden Party". Sometimes philosophical gems come from strange places.

At a concert at Madison Square Garden, Nelson misinterpreted a commotion in the audience as booing and still believed it when he wrote "Garden Party."
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 07:06 am
Rick Nelson was a manufactured star if ever there was one. He was a nice looking kid with a not half bad voice, but Ozzie made him a star because he wanted an Elvis impersonator for his tv show and his son fit the bill.

The fact that he continused to tour, and I'll admit Garden Party was a cool song and he wrote it, was a testament to his tenacity, but this was no great talent.

If his dad had run an auto body shop, he would have been Rick Regular who maybe played in a cover band on the weekends.

Having said that, I'm supportive of anyone who gets a shot in the business, no matter how they get it or what they do with it. He had more success with his career than I've had, and he got to die before his hair started thinning. That's gold right there baby.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 05:11 pm
blueveinedthrobber wrote:
Rick Nelson was a manufactured star if ever there was one. He was a nice looking kid with a not half bad voice, but Ozzie made him a star because he wanted an Elvis impersonator for his tv show and his son fit the bill.

The fact that he continused to tour, and I'll admit Garden Party was a cool song and he wrote it, was a testament to his tenacity, but this was no great talent.

If his dad had run an auto body shop, he would have been Rick Regular who maybe played in a cover band on the weekends.

Having said that, I'm supportive of anyone who gets a shot in the business, no matter how they get it or what they do with it. He had more success with his career than I've had, and he got to die before his hair started thinning. That's gold right there baby.

I have always like his music very much, since I first heard it at the age of about 10, and at least one younger person I introduced to him, a girl in her 20s, is now a fan. You can chalk it up to hype, if you want, but the first time he performed as a musician on TV, on an episode of "Ozzie and Harriet," ABC received more mail than they have before or since about a single episode of a series. This first hit, in 1957, a cover of Fats Domino's "I'm Walkin'," went to #4 and sold a million records after Nelson performed it on TV. He had about a dozen other hits. Perhaps it's a matter of taste.
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Acquiunk
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 05:34 pm
I agree with BVT Rick Nelson was ...ok. He did not burn up the track as far as I was concerned and the fact that his father could get him TV shots as a teenage was for me a minus not a plus at the time.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 05:40 pm
There's something about the slip-slide in his voice that I've always liked. I've never been a fan of his musical choices, but his voice works for me.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 08:00 pm
blueveinedthrobber wrote:


Having said that, I'm supportive of anyone who gets a shot in the business, no matter how they get it or what they do with it. He had more success with his career than I've had, and he got to die before his hair started thinning. That's gold right there baby.


Very Happy , live fast, die young, leave a good lookin' corpse everytime
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 08:15 pm
burn the candle at both ends and get twice the light in half the time.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 08:17 pm
Dan Bern - Too Late to Die Young

The day the Elvis died was like a mercy killing
America breathed a sigh of relief
We knew all about the drugs and the Vegas shows
And there wasn't much of anything that looked like grief

And I guess he shoulda done like James Dean did
'Stead of putting on weight and sinking down, down, down
Easier to take if he had just skidded straight
To souvenir city and T-shirt town

And sometimes I wish I was smarter that I am
But I'm on my 3rd city
And I'm on my 4th car
And I'm on my 5th apartment
And so many of my days have sprung

And now it's too late to crash
Too late to burn
Too late to die young

If Pete Rose had exploded like Roberto Clemente
He'd be hanging in the Hall of Fame without fail
Can you name the last good film Marlon Brando made
While trying to keep his kid from going to jail
And the old people in the street are telling you
"Don't become like me" but
Every day you creep a little bit closer

And I guess we shoulda done like James Dean did
'Stead of putting on weight and sinking down, down, down
Easier to take if we'd have had just skidded straight
To souvenir city and T-shirt town

And sometimes I wish I was smarter that I am
But I'm on my 3rd city
And I'm on my 4th car
And I'm on my 5th apartment
And so many of my days have sprung

And now it's too late to crash
Too late to burn
Too late to die
Now its too late to crash
Too late to burn
Too late to die young
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eoe
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 08:50 pm
He was, indeed, gorgeous. Always. From the time he was a child.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 09:33 pm
http://www.rockabillyhall.com/RickNelpage202.jpg
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eoe
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 09:36 pm
Oooooooo, that's not what I remember. never mind.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 09:50 pm
I was a fan of Ozzie and Harriet, beginning with the radio days. I saw nothing wrong with letting Rick get a shot at stardom on the show. I sort of liked a few of his records, and like Garden Party very much. I believe he would still be touring if alive today.
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eoe
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2005 09:58 pm
Don't know who the other guy is but Ricky is hot here.

http://geocities.com/leda_carmody/rick/Leda_RickNelson.jpg
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 06:45 am
Quote:
live fast, die young, leave a good lookin' corpse


I have not heard that expression in EONS. Takes me back! Very Happy
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Letty
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 06:59 am
Rick Nelson did Fools Rush In? UhOh!
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