RICK NELSON was one of the earliest Superstars Of Rock & Roll, and Elvis' closest rival during the mid-fifties. He was in all regards one of the '50's first "Teen Idols".
In this Exclusive October, 1981, Interview, Rick talks with me about his early years, and about a special song that had major significance to him in the latter part of his career: "Garden Party" .
Please enjoy this story, which is one of my All-Time Favorite Interviews, with a man who was a "car guy" just like the rest of us, and was truly a Hall Of Fame Legend. JK
PS: While you're here, be sure to check-out THE RICK NELSON TRIBUTE PAGE.
[Rick was killed in a tragic plane explosion in DeKalb, Texas, on his way to a New Year's Eve Concert in Dallas. The date was December 31st, 1985. R.I.P. Rick, I remember your thoughtfulness and kindness to me every day. JK]
SPECIAL NOTE: Rick Nelson was Inducted Posthumously into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame on January 21, 1987. His presenter was John Fogerty (from Creedence Clearwater Revival)
MORE INFO & PIX FROM RICK ARE ON MY PERSONAL WEBSITE: www.jonnieking.net JUST SCROLL DOWN THE FRONT PAGE 'TIL YOU SEE RICK'S NAME.