Ricky Nelson tribute show to play Downey Theatre

DOWNEY - Tickets are now on sale for "Ricky Nelson Remembered," a live show celebrating the music of the late Ricky Nelson that plays the Downey Theatre on April 12. The show is performed by Nelson's twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson.

Ricky Nelson is the only artist to have a No. 1 song and a No. 1 TV show in the same week. Life magazine coined the phrase "teen idol" after him and he is credited with pioneering the country rock sound.

Featuring hit songs like "Hello Mary Lou," "Poor Little Fool," "Travelin' Man," "I'm Walkin'," "I Gotta Feeling," "Teenage Idol," "Garden Party and more, Ricky Nelson Remembered showcases his life with never-before-seen interviews from artists he influenced, including Paul McCartney and Chris Isaak.

Ricky Nelson died in a plane crash on his way to perform a New Year's Eve concert in 1986. His legacy includes 53 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 11 and 19 other top-ten hits.

He is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, a Golden Globe winner for his performance alongside John Wayne in "Rio Bravo" and in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

From Ozzie to Harriet to Ricky to Matthew and Gunnar, the Nelsons are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family in history with three successive generations of No. 1 hit makers.

Tickets to Ricky Nelson Remembered are $35 and can be purchased online at downeytheatre.com or by calling the box office at (562) 861-8211.

********** Published: March 7, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 47