July 14, 1998 |
Fame and fortune are nice distractions, but the lasting value of popular music is most often found in the barest of essentials, in this case, songwriting. Steve McClintock, Karen Staley and the Nelson brothers joined forces in an evening on the subject hosted by Victoria Shaw.
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."
January 27, 2001 |
Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the twin sons of '50s TV and rock heartthrob Rick Nelson, played a show recently that carried an overwhelming sense of deja vu, once removed. They'd been invited to headline a songwriters' showcase for a group of TV music directors, yet they were treated rudely by the evening's other performers because of their history as teen heartthrobs in their early-'90s pop-metal band, Nelson.
November 8, 2003
Notre Dame's football team is 2-6. Michigan, USC and Florida State outscored them, 120-14. What will this get the Irish? A $200-billion television deal? A BCS bowl game guarantee? In fact, maybe the BCS should just crown the Fighting Irish national champions without even having them play in a bowl game. They are, after all, Notre Dame -- the most pampered sports program in history. Matthew Nelson North Hollywood Even though that team from South Bend has beaten two pretty good teams, Washington State and Pittsburgh, and because it has a dismal 2-6 record so far and will probably lose to a team they have beaten for 40 years (Navy)
August 29, 1986
The former wife and four surviving children of singer Ricky Nelson filed a wrongful death suit in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking unspecified damages against the companies that leased and maintained the DC-3 that caught fire and crash-landed Dec. 31 near DeKalb, Tex., killing Nelson, his fiancee and five band members. The suit accuses Century Equipment Co. and Duncan Aviation Inc. of poor maintenance and faulty installation of a heater in the back of the plane. Midland Ross Corp.