Rick Nelson & the Stone Canyon band were in Germany in 1970. The band played at a club in Darmstadt Germany while touring U.S. Army military bases.
Rick Nelson in Germany
Rick Nelson, Pat Shanahan on drums, and Randy Meisner
Stars and Stripes (American military newspaper) – Mar. 24, 1970
Stars and Stripes (American military newspaper) – Aug. 6, 2011
Rick, Pat Shanahan on drums, Randy
Stone Canyon Band Promo Photo
Allen Kemp, Randy Meisner, Rick Nelson, Pan Shanahan, and Tom Brumley
San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA) – Mar. 23, 1970
“Boylan took Rick down to the Troubadour one night to see the debut of a new band called Poco. The Troubadour was Hollywood’s top showcase for the new, hip bands appearing at the Santa Monica Avenue nightspot almost weekly, and the Poco appearance was highly anticipated because Jim Messina and Richie Furay had previously belonged to Buffalo Springfield, one of the most innovative underground rock bands to emerge from Los Angeles.”
An excerpt from the book “Ricky Nelson Idol For A Generation” by Joel Selvin (pg. 177)
Miles Thomas had set up the audition for Randy Meisner with Poco and then later connected him with Rick Nelson.
An excerpt from the book “Teenage Idol Travelin’ Man: The Complete Biography of Rick Nelson” by Philip Bashe (pg. 164)
An excerpt from the book “Teenage Idol Travelin’ Man: The Complete Biography of Rick Nelson” by Philip Bashe (pg. 168)
Randy decides to quit Rick’s band on the flight home.
An excerpt from the book “Teenage Idol Travelin’ Man: The Complete Biography of Rick Nelson” by Philip Bashe (pg. 170)
Randy rejoins the Stone Canyon Band, but leaves again and eventually the Eagles are formed.
An excerpt from the book “Ricky Nelson Idol For A Generation” by Joel Selvin
Goldrush is the name of the band that Randy put together with Stephen Love in Scottsbluff. A photo of the two of them at a gig is on Randy’s first solo album page.
“In early 1971 Randy Meisner returned to the Stone Canyon Band after his stint at a John Deere dealership.”
“Explains Meisner, Allen Kemp called me and told me the job was open again, so I went back to L.A. and rejoined Rick for another six months.”
Excerpt from the book “Desperados: The Roots of Country Rock” – pg. 232
I love your presentation Diana. Very clean and easy to follow. Especially the audio and videos and not having to leave the page.
Thanks! I sure do try to make it easy to look at and read.
I love reading and listening to all things about Ricky Nelson. His short life was filled with so much fun, success, heartache, and failures. His whole family must have been amazing, for I have never read or heard anything bad or wrong about them. It was a time of innocence and discovery. A time the sights and sounds of Ricky Nelson bring crashing back into your consciousness. A time you wish you could have been frozen in forever. For those that grew up then, they will always be the very best of all times. Dying young as he did, Ricky Nelson never had to grow old like the rest of us, and thus remains young forever.
Thanks for the wonderful memories!
I’m very glad that Randy got to experience being in a band with Rick. Those are memories I bet Randy cherishes to this day.