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Rick Nelson’s 1969 Troubadour sessions are unique

Rick Nelson In Concert The Troubadour, 1969 ACE Grade: ***** By Kent McCombs Culled from Rick Nelson’s 1969 Troubadour sessions, these songs were recorded live and selected tracks were released on the Decca gatefold LP 75162 early the following year. …

Fabulous ’50s: Betty Johnson and a life less ordinary

This Fabulous ‘50s column will be different than just about everything that’s appeared here before. It isn’t so much the artist, herself. Betty Johnson had hit records in the 1950s, appeared on TV and got plenty of spins by pioneering R&R disc jockey Alan Freed. She passes that test with flying colors. It’s more that the product that we’re focusing on — her autobiography — is different from most.