June 6, 1990 |
Forgive Gunnar Nelson if his vision of his future sounds like the premise for a family sitcom. After all, he and his twin brother Matthew are the grandsons of family sitcom pioneers Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. "My goal is to have a house with two wings for our two separate families," he said, looking at his identical brother. "Casa de Nelson!"
April 15, 1991 |
"Hello, Pop--looks like the torch is still burning," said Gunnar Nelson between encore numbers at the Universal Amphitheatre on Saturday by Nelson, the group he and his identical twin brother Matthew front. The comment was part of a touching dedicating of the show to his father, Rick, who died in a 1985 plane crash. Gunnar noted that the Universal was the last place he had seen his father perform.
July 11, 1998 |
When Matthew and Gunnar Nelson became teen-pop sensations in 1990, they were tracing the footsteps of their father, the original rock 'n' roll pop teen idol. But, pointedly, the twins were not taking their cues from Rick Nelson's music. "Nobody does Rick Nelson better than Rick Nelson," Gunnar said in a 1991 interview with The Times. "The man is dead; let him lie. If [people] want heritage, they go out and buy my dad's records."
May 31, 2001
* Season Finale--The San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra will hold its season finale June 9 at Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. $10-$15. (818) 347-4807. * Woodcarving Show--The fifth annual Smoky Hollow Carvers Show is scheduled June 9-10 at Crescenta Valley Park, 3901 New York Ave., Glendale. Free. (818) 951-1825.
March 22, 2001
* Tickets go on sale Saturday for two stops on the Black Crowes/Oasis tour: May 12 at the Santa Barbara Bowl and May 14 and 15 at the Greek Theatre. . . . Tickets go on sale Monday for May 26 and 28 shows by Jimmy Buffett, right, at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. . . . Jane's Addiction will play the Santa Barbara Bowl April 26. Tickets go on sale Friday. . . . Today is the on-sale date for the Misfits and the Impotent Sea Snakes, May 5 at the Palace. . . .