Twin Sons to Perform Ricky Nelson’s Hits
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The music of the late Ricky Nelson, a 1950s heartthrob for whom the phrase “teen idol” was coined, will be brought to life on April 26 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. The tribute concert will be performed by his twin sons, Gunnar and Matthew, who themselves attained idol status in the early 1990s with their band, Nelson.
Known in their heyday for sporting waist-length blond hair, the brothers turn 45 this year and their signature tresses have long since been donated to Locks of Love.
The duo is engaging fans in a new and personal way as they tour the country celebrating the music of their father, who died in a 1985 plane crash. The elder Nelson entered American living rooms as a child on his parents’ classic TV show, “Ozzie and Harriet,” and shot to stardom as a teen when his musical talents became part of the program. His top hits included “Hello Mary Lou,” “Poor Little Fool,” “Travelin’ Man,” “I’m Walkin’” and “Garden Party.”
“It was Matthew’s idea,” said G
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