April 22, 2016 Record of the Day

Rick Nelson 45Ricky-Nelson-Fire-Breathing-DragonRicky Nelson and Elvis Presley were the only teen idols of the 50s and 60s to never appear on “American Bandstand.” Elvis’ manager, Col. Tom Parker, wouldn’t allow it and Ricky didn’t need it as he had all the exposure he wanted on his family’s TV show “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet.” By 1966, however, his career was fading fast and he made an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, singing “Fire Breathin’ Dragon.” The 45 with picture sleeve, released by Decca records, is worth up to $750.00 today.

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