Rick Nelson

Rick Nelson

In nearly every regard, Rick Nelson would seem the antithesis of the early rockers who made the music he first loved and recorded, rockabilly, and far removed from the late-1960s environment that nurtured early country rock, of which Nelson was at the vanguard. And yet musicians as diverse as Eric Andersen and John Fogerty, and even some of his own heroes, including Carl Perkins and Scotty Moore, admired and respected Nelson.

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