New York, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2010
Celebrity entertainers Matthew & Gunnar Nelson announced the RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR will head to the Hamptons for a special one night only benefit performance to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY on August 28th.
“RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED” is a unique multi media event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson's hit songs (including “Hello Mary Lou", "Travelin' Man”, “Garden Party") performed by Ricky's own twin sons Matthew & Gunnar and includes never before seen big screen video footage of the NELSON family with interviews from celebrities influenced by Ricky Nelson. The show appeals to a wide audience and multiple generations and celebrates the life of America’s original ‘Teen Idol’. This year 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of Rick Nelson's passing in a tragic New Year’s Eve plane crash.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the 25th Anniversary Ricky Nelson Remembered Tour to the Hamptons for a good cause,” said Gunnar Nelson. “It will be a special evening with friends and family and great music to raise funds for JDRF.”
"Our Pop (Ricky Nelson) taught us how important it is to live life and give back where we can,” adds Matthew Nelson. “It will be an incredible night of music and fun – all while helping find a cure for Diabetes.”
“RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED” stars Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the identical twin sons of Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson and grandsons of ‘50s TV icons Ozzie & Harriet Nelson. When Matthew & Gunnar hit #1 on the Billboard with their rock band NELSON with their self-penned #1 mega hit "(Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection" it put the Nelson family in the Guinness Book of World Records as the ONLY family in entertainment history with THREE generations of #1 HITMAKERS! With their rock band NELSON, Matthew and Gunnar have (5) Five Top 40 Billboard hits, (4) Four #1 MTV videos and have sold over 6.5 million albums worldwide!
RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson
*25th Anniversary Tour*
August 28th at 7pm – Special Benefit Fundraiser
The Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street Amagansett, NY
Tickets - call (631) 267-3117 or online StephenTalkhouse.com
Proceeds Benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
General Admission Tickets $40
VIP Tickets $100 include a private pre-show meet & greet
About Ricky Nelson
Ricky Nelson has been inducted into the Rockabilly and Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fames and has been honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ricky Nelson is the only artist to have a number one song "Poor Little Fool”, number one movie "Rio Bravo" and a number one TV show "Ozzie & Harriet" all in the same week. Ricky Nelson's "Travelin' Man" music performance montage on TV's longest running sitcom "Ozzie & Harriet" is recognized as the first conceptual music video.
Rick Nelson is credited with co-founding Country-Rock music, and has sold over 100 million lifetime record sales (verified by RIAA). As a singer-songwriter, Rick Nelson’s biggest hit was “Garden Party” which was recently honored in the Nashville Music Garden. For more information on the RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED TOUR, visit http://www.RickyNelsonRemembered.com or contact Obi Steinman at JHFP(at)aol(dot)com.
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JDRF is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump - each day, every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.4 billion to diabetes research, including $101 million last year. Visit JDRF.org for more information.