DOWNEY - A Ricky Nelson tribute concert to benefit Easter Seals and the Downey Chamber of Commerce will be held April 12 at the Downey Theatre."Ricky Nelson Remembered" featuring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson features many of Ricky Nelson's hit songs including "Hello Mary Lou," "Poor Little Fool," "Travelin' Man" and "I Gotta Feeling." 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 100 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. He is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie and No. 1 TV show in the same week. Life Magazine coined the phrase "teen idol" after Ricky Nelson, who is credited with pioneering the country rock sound. 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. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7.
********** Published: April 4, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 51