Ricky Nelson

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Orange County Fairgrounds Costa Mesa, CA


We saw Ricky Nelson singing in California.  We didn't realize he was there, and stumbled upon an empty concert area.  There were maybe a dozen to 20 people even sitting in the bleachers.  It was the single saddest thing I've seen. I don't think it was because he was bad; the acoustics were horrible and it was EXCESSIVELY loud. Because of the loudness of it, we left too (it physically HURT my eardrums).  I don't know who was running his sound and his promotions, but they both were horrible.  He was GOOD.  Sadly we did not get photos (we weren't expecting to see him) nor did I collect autographs at that time, so I didn't stop.  Shortly after, he died in a plane crash. Very sad.


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