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Rick Nelson (1973)

Interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages audio, November 1973

A year after hitting with 'Garden Party', the former teenthrob talks about getting his new band together; his love of the pedal steel, and his steel player Tom Brumley; his new album Windfall; his against-type TV acting roles; the LA club scene and his favourite, the Palomino; leaving 'Hello Mary Lou' behind, and not being trapped by his past.

File format: mp3; file size: 41.1mb, interview length: 42' 48" sound quality: ****

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Ricky Nelson: Now Ricky's Name Change Is Official!

Profile and Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 27 April 1962

'YOUNG WORLD' is probably the last disc by Ricky Nelson you'll see in the NME Charts – but don't panic. At 21 Ricky has no ...

New Albums From Roy Orbison, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane et al

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 6 April 1968

Some interesting LP's — a new and an old Orbison, powerful Move, brilliant Byrds, but a let-down from Jefferson Airplane, and an unexpected goodie by ...

Rick Nelson: How Ricky Became Rick

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, 4 March 1972

A YEAR and a half ago and full of enthusiasm for his new band, Rick Nelson set off for Europe and a tour of American ...

Rick Nelson: The Dirty Rock & Roll Smile

Retrospective and Interview by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 11 March 1972

RICK NELSON tells how he grew from being America's cute kid brother to rock 'n' roll teenage rage... and what happened after that ...

Rick Nelson: You're Not A Kid Anymore!

Retrospective and Interview by Todd Everett, Phonograph Record, December 1972

ROCK AND ROLL was here to stay. We knew it in 1957, and Danny and the Juniors put it into song in 1958. But what ...

Rick Nelson (1973) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages transcripts, 1973

This is a transcript of John's audio interview with Rick. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

Rick Nelson: Has it Really Been 2 Years Since Garden Party?

Profile and Interview by Arthur Levy, Zoo World, 11 October 1973

WHEN RICK Nelson walked onstage at Madison Square Garden for Richard Nader's Rock 'n Roll Revival: Volume VII, fully two years ago this October 15th, he ...

Rick Nelson & the Stone Canyon Band: Bottom Line, New York NY

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 13 April 1974

Nostalgic Nelson ...

The Rick Nelson Story

Retrospective by John Tobler, ZigZag, August 1974

Part 1: The Imperial Years ...

Rick Nelson: Intakes

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, August 1977

BEFORE I RECEIVED a test pressing of the new Rick Nelson album, I was informed that this elpee marked a big change in direction for ...

Rick Nelson: High Sierra Theater at the Sahara, Lake Tahoe

Live Review by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 October 1978

THE CLUSTERS of signs reading "Rick Nelson Now" hanging in the Sahara Tahoe casino reveal the hand of Colonel Parker, the famed manager of Elvis ...

Rick Nelson: Lonesome Town Cheers Up

Interview by Susan Whitall, Creem, June 1981

Rick Nelson Goes Back On The Boards ...

James Burton

Book Excerpt by Stuart Grundy, John Tobler, 'The Guitar Greats' (BBC Books), 1983

ONE OF THE GREAT rock'n'roll guitarists of the 1950s, but a man who remained virtually unknown to all but the cognoscenti until comparatively recently, is ...

Rick Nelson: The Irrepressible Ricky

Interview by Bill Bentley, L.A. Weekly, 27 October 1983

RICK NELSON is not an easily understood rock & roller, and even he's not sure why. Maybe it's because his initial prominence came from The ...

Ricky Nelson: Tragic Teen Idol And Rockabilly Tearaway

Profile by David Burke, Vintage Rock, Summer 2012

FOR SOMEONE who, in his pomp between 1957 and 1963, was almost as big as Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson appeared neither comfortable with or conscious ...

Restless Kid: Rick Nelson at the Cusp of Country-Rock

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, September 2016

IT'S TOO BAD Rick Nelson recorded a top 5 single called 'Teen Age Idol', not just because the song is dreary fan-pandering, but because it ...

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