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Synopsis: The complete biography of rock idol Rick Nelson includes details of behind-the-scenes tensions on the set of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Rick's brushes with the law, his drug abuse, and his untimely death.
From Kirkus Reviews: Earnest, likable account of the child TV star who was ``shamefully undersung'' as a grown-up rock star. When Rick Nelson's private plane burned and crashed in 1985, killing him, his fianc‚e, and members of his band, it was widely rumored that Nelson--then 45, and supposedly despondent at the decline of his music career--had accidentally started the fire while freebasing cocaine. Very unlikely, says Bashe (coauthor, That's Not All Folks!, 1988, etc.): Nelson, he argues, was a basically secure entertainer who did not need acceptance to remain happy. Nelson was born into a wealthy show-business family and made his TV debut at age seven on the phenomenally successful (1952-66) sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. That show, starring the real Nelson family, was masterminded by workaholic Ozzie--a benevolent despot who completely arranged his youngest son's life for him. By age 17, Nelson had started singing on the show and issuing records (``Poor Little Fool,'' ``A Teenager's Romance,'' etc.) that were snatched up by an estimated ten million teenage fans. His ``role in spreading the rock & roll gospel and his consummate musicality,'' says Bashe, ``remain glaringly overlooked.'' Many critics regarded Nelson as a cleaned-up, parentally sanctioned Elvis: ``An inspired fake,'' stated the Village Voice's Robert Christgau. In 1969, Nelson put together the Stone Canyon Band to feature his singing and songwriting, but for the remainder of his life, only one hit, ``Garden Party'' (1972), was forthcoming: The public refused to accept Rick Nelson and wanted only to see cute little Ricky singing his hits from the 50's. By his death, Nelson was playing 250 dates a year--many in suburban supper clubs and shabby steakhouses--to remain solvent. Fluidly told and thoroughly documented (including accounts of Nelson's prodigious love life): a singular and interesting biography. (Eight-page photo insert--not seen.) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: Teenage Idol, Travelin' Man: The Complete ...
Publication Date: 1993
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Book Description Hyperion. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2795837828
Book Description Hyperion Books (Adult Trd Pap) 1993-05-01, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. 1st. 156282886X Some wear. Corner damage. Bookseller Inventory # 17-07-18-THRIFT-11215-MJ
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Book Description Hyperion Books, 5D, 1992. Softcover. Book Condition: Fine. First Paperback Edition. This book illuminates all aspects of Rick Nelson's life, from his youth as an American icon on "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", through his rebellious teenage years, his adolescent affairs with prostitutes, his marriage to Kris Harmon, his love affair with a heroin addict and former hooker, his illegitimate son, and the truth about his death in a plane crash and subsequent allegations of drug use. This book establishes Rick Nelson as an innovator and a major influence on the development of rock 'n' roll. After two years of research and over one hundred fifty interviews, the author reveals, for the first time, the real Rick Nelson. This specific softcover book is in fine condition with only the slightest bit of wear to the cover, edges or corners. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. This is a remarkable book and is in fine condition. ; 1.2 x 9 x 6.1 Inches; 312 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 4666
Book Description Hyperion, 1993. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9781562828868-3
Book Description Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Hyperion Books, 1993. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. soft cover in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 261265
Book Description Hyperion, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P02156282886X
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