Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Gunnar and Matthew. Gunnar and Matthew joined a heavy metal act named Strange Agents in the early 1980s, but renamed themselves Nelson after the remaining band members left the group. The band had a number one song on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart titles "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection" in 1990 off the "After the Rain" album.
|In 1969, Ricky Nelson formed The Stone Canyon Band. During the band's duration, many members passed in and out of the line-up, including one of the future members of The Eagles. Which member of The Stone Canyon Band went on to help found The Eagles?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series: Ricky Nelson
Randy Meisner. Bassist and vocalist, Randy Meisner, was also one of the founding members of Poco before his stint with The Stone Canyon Band. The Eagles were formed as the backing band for Linda Ronstadt, but decided to try out the musical waters as a four piece band in 1972. Meisner made the ill-fated decision to quit The Eagles during the band's "Hotel California" success.
James Burton. James Burton began his career as a session musician for the television show "Louisiana Hayride". Burton's guitar work can be found on Dale Hawkins' hit "Suzie Q" before he teamed up with Ricky Nelson. After a six year stint with Ricky Nelson's band he did side work and session work with bands such as Buffalo Springfield, The Monkees, Elvis Presley, Joni Mitchell, John Denver and Merle Haggard.
Poor Little Fool. "Poor Little Fool", a Sharon Sheeley composition, reached number one on the US Billboard singles chart in 195. "Travelin' Man" was also a US number one, but not until 1961.
The Trophies. Ricky Nelson had to keep a very low profile while performing in The Trophies, which was sometimes known as The Fleas, due to contractual obligations to Imperial Records. The Trophies only released six singles in their brief career, all of which can be found on Varese Sarabande's compilation "The Lost 60s Recordings".
|Ricky Nelson's music first belonged to the Imperial record label, but he was lured away by a major label with a huge 20 year contract. Which record label signed Ricky to such an enormous contract?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series: Ricky Nelson
Decca. Decca did sign Ricky Nelson to the 20 year contract in 1963, but they terminated the contract prematurely in the mid-1970s.
Fats Domino. Ricky's version of "I'm Walkin'" reached number four on the US Billboard singles chart in April of 1957. Ricky was a 16 year old teenager when the song first charted. It's important to note that the popularity of the song was fueled by frequent plugs on his parents' television program.
|By the age of 10, Ricky Nelson was already a recognized name in American homes due to his work on "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", the situational comedy starring his real life mother and father. Which television channel originally aired the program?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series: Ricky Nelson
ABC. ABC aired the show from 1952-1966, an incredibly long time for a comedy show of that era. The show has been considered the basis for nearly every modern day family oriented comedy seen on television since the day it was canceled.
New Jersey. Ozzie and Harriet became proud parents when Ricky Nelson was born in Teaneck, NJ on May 8, 1940. Ricky was nearly guaranteed a career in music, his father had been one of the premier swing and big band leaders in the New York area during the 1930s.
Bob Dylan's. Many believe that it is a reference to Howard Hughes. He may have been compared with Dylan because they were both recluses and a bit eccentric.
In the corner. There is much debate on who Mr. Hughes is. One suggestion for the identity of Mr. Hughes is George Harrison. Nelson and Harrison were next-door neighbors. Harrison often used the alias "Mr. Hughes" when traveling.
Johnny B. Goode. Chuck Berry was one of the other singers at the concert, and one of his best-known songs was "Johnny B. Goode".
Her walrus. This refers to the song written by John Lennon, "I am the Walrus."
"To reminisce with my old friends". He sings, "I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends,
A chance to share old memories and play our songs again"
Please yourself. The chorus goes: "But it's alright now, I learned my lesson well. You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself."
Magic. The concert was supposed to be a "comeback" for a lot of individuals, such as Ricky Nelson, Little Richard, and Chuck Berry. With the British Invasion of the Sixties, many of these singers lost their popularity.
A truck driver. He concludes the song by saying, "If you gotta play at garden parties, I wish you a lotta luck. But if memories were all I sang, I'd rather drive a truck."
Madison Square Garden. After this concert, Nelson became very disillusioned with music. He changed his musical style and tried to play some country-rock, but the fans only wanted to hear his old music and began to boo him.
45. Rick was 45 years old when he was killed in a plane crash in DeKalb, Texas on New Years Eve 1985. Although Rick Nelson, his fiance and the other passengers were killed, the pilots escaped through the cockpit windows.
He was inducted into The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and also The Rockabilly Hall of Fame. He has a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1515 Vine Street.
|Rick Nelson and The Stone Canyon Band had a US hit with a Bob Dylan song in the '60s; can you get the title from these lyrics?
"She never stumbles
She's got no place to fall"||The Music Of Ricky Nelson
She Belongs To Me. "She Belongs To Me" was a US hit in 1969 for Rick and The Stone Canyon Band. It reached number 33 on the US pop chart but it never charted in the UK.
All four alternative songs were written and recorded by Bob Dylan on his "Bringing It All Back Home" album. It reached number six on the US album chart and number one on the UK album chart in 1965.
|In 1972 Rick Nelson sang a song about a honky-tonk but it was time to leave the stage at which venue? With these words.
"But if memories were all I sang
I'd rather drive a truck"||The Music Of Ricky Nelson
Madison Square Garden. Madison Square Garden was the venue and "Garden Party" was the song. It was about a performance Rick gave there in 1971. It reached number six on the US pop chart and number 41 on the UK chart in 1972.
He walked off stage because of the booing from the crowd when he tried to sing some songs other than his big hits of the past. The booing may have been directed towards the police that were moving people out at the back and not Rick but he never came back on stage.
|In 1959 Ricky played a cowboy called Colorado in the movie "Rio Bravo". With which fellow actor did he sing a duet called "My Rifle, My Pony and Me"?||The Music Of Ricky Nelson
Dean Martin. Of course, it was Dean Martin. If you put John Wayne, be out of town by sundown.
|This song was his first and only US number one of the '60s as Ricky Nelson before he dropped the Y from his name. Can you name it?||The Music Of Ricky Nelson
Travelin' Man. "Travelin' Man" (American spelling) was number one on the US pop chart in 1961 for two weeks. It reached number two on the UK chart as a double A-side with "Hello Mary Lou".
"Hello Mary Lou" was the B-side of "Travelin' Man" and reached number nine on the US pop chart. "It's Up To You" reached number six on the US pop chart and number 22 on the UK chart. "For You" reached number six on the US pop chart and number 14 on the UK chart.
Some. The Song was "Someday" and it reached number nine on the UK chart in 1958. It was not a hit single in the US.
The other alternate words are not Rick Nelson song titles.
|Ricky Nelson had many US pop chart hits with both sides of his singles in the '50s and early '60s. This song was the B-side of "Just A Little Too Much" and was his 12th and last US top ten hit of the '50s. Can you get the title from these lyrics?
"With you to stand beside me, I'll never be alone
And what more could I long for but than to have you for my own"||The Music Of Ricky Nelson
Sweeter Than You. It was "Sweeter Than You". In the charts of the day ('50s & '60s) A & B sides could reach different positions independently. "Sweeter Than You" was the B-side of "Just A Little Too Much" and reached number nine on the US pop chart. It reached number 19 on the UK chart.
"It's Late" reached number nine on the US pop chart and number three on the UK chart. "I Got A Feeling" reached number ten on the US pop chart and number 27 on the UK chart. "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It" reached number 12 on the US pop chart but it didn't chart in the UK.
|Now as Rick Nelson, is he describing himself, with these words from this song?
"I travel around from town to lonely town
I guess I'll always be just a rolling stone"||The Music Of Ricky Nelson
Teenage Idol. "Teenage Idol" was exactly what he was and he took the song to number five on the US pop chart in 1962. It reached number 39 on the UK chart.
"I'm Not Afraid" reached number 27 on the US pop chart but did not chart in the UK. "Young Emotions" reached number 12 on the US pop chart and number 48 on the UK chart. "Young World" reached number five on the US pop chart and number 19 on the UK chart.
|Ricky Nelson achieved his seventh and last gold disc of the '50s for which song with these words?
"A heart that's true and longs for you
Is all I have to give"||The Music Of Ricky Nelson
Never Be Anyone Else But You. "Never Be Anyone Else But You" was the song that earned Ricky his seventh and last gold disc of the '50s. It reached number six on the US pop chart in 1959 and number 14 on the UK chart.
"Lonesome Town" reached number seven on the US pop chart but it did not chart in the UK. "Just A Little Too Much" reached number nine on the US pop chart and number eleven on the UK chart. "I Wanna Be Loved" reached number 20 on the US pop chart and number 30 on the UK chart.
Poor Little Fool. "Poor Little Fool" was his first US number one, it was number one for two weeks in 1957. It reached number four on the UK chart.
"Be-Bop Baby" reached number three on the US pop chart in 1957, it did not chart in the UK. "Stood Up" reached number two on the US pop chart in 1958, it reached number 27 on the UK chart. "Believe What You Say" reached number four on the US pop chart in 1958, it did not chart in the UK.