This month marks the 30th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that took the lives of Ricky Nelson, his band and tour manager while they were on the way to perform at a New Year’s Eve show in Dallas. In this issue of Vintage Rock Nelson biographer Sheree Homer pays personal tribute to ‘America’s Favourite Son’.
Also in this issue, we speak to Jack Scott about his long awaited – and excellent – new album, Jack Rabbit Slim discuss their new LP – a return to their roots, and we continue our archive interview series with ‘Runaway’ hitmaker Del Shannon.
Elsewhere we profile proto-rockabilly star Rose Maddox, rock’n’roll originator Marvin Rainwater and Wanda Jackson’s classic album ‘Rockin’ With Wanda’. We couldn’t let December pass without spreading a little seasonal cheer and in this issue’s Top 40 we explore some of the more interesting Yuletide platters in the world of rock’n’roll.
PLUS! Interviews with legendary Elvis songwriter Mark James and rockabilly and country star Royce Porter, more from Vince Eager and the Rockabilly Socialite, a trip through Los Angeles rockin’ history and all the usual news and reviews.
Plenty to get your teeth into!
Enjoy the issue!