"Ricky Nelson Remembered" starring sons Matthew and Gunnar Nelson will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Freeland Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma 16 and North Ash Street in Bristow. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Reserved seating $25. Purchase via phone at (918) 637-3540, in person at the box office or on Etix.com. Tickets are on sale.
Ricky Nelson 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. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson’s life and music touched millions; his twin sons, multi-platinum recording artists, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, relive the music and memories in their multi-media event, Ricky Nelson Remembered.
Featuring hit songs like “Hello Mary Lou,” “Poor Little Fool,” “Travelin’ Man,” “I’m Walkin’,” “I Gotta Feeling,” “Teenage Idol,” “Garden Party” and many more, RNR showcases his life with never-before-seen interviews from artists he influenced, including Paul McCartney and Chris Isaak. Matthew and Gunnar’s musical event is heartfelt and full of laughter.
Ricky Nelson’s legacy includes 53 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and 19 other top-10 hits. He is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, a Golden Globe winner for his performance alongside John Wayne in "Rio Bravo" and is in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
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. Matthew and Gunnar also are nephews of "NCIS" star, Mark Harmon, on their mother’s side.