Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents Ricky Nelson Remembered, 4/10
Performing Arts Fort Worth welcomes Ricky Nelson Remembered, featuring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, to Bass Performance Hall on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the BNSF Popular Entertainment Series. Tickets start at $22 and are on sale NOW!
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 him and he is credited with pioneering the country-rock sound. The life and music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson touched millions. His twin sons, multi-platinum recording artists Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, relive the music and memories of their father in the multi-media event, Ricky Nelson Remembered.
Backed by a three-piece band that includes keyboardist David Morgan, who performed with Ricky Nelson, and bassist Tommy Vee (the son of pop singer Bobby Vee), Matthew and Gunnar perform many of their father’s greatest hits, including “Hello Mary Lou,” “Poor Little Fool,” “Travelin’ Man,” “I’m Walkin’,” “I Gotta Feeling,” “Teenage Idol” and “GArden Party,” while an overhead video screen shows never-before-seen interviews with artists whose music was influenced by Ricky, 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 Dallas 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. Ricky Nelson also won a Golden Globe for his performance alongside John Wayne in the film Rio Bravo.
From Ozzie and 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. Fronting the rock band Nelson, Matthew and Gunnar scored a string of hit singles in the early ‘90s, including “(I Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection” and “After the Rain.” In addition to their father’s material, the brothers will also play a handful of Nelson songs.
To charge tickets by phone, call (817) 212-4280 in Fort Worth; 1-877-212-4280 (toll free) outside Fort Worth; or order online at www.basshall.com. Tickets are also available at the Bass Performance Hall ticket office at 525 Commerce Street. Ticket office hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For group sales, call 817-212-4318.