6588Re: [RedHotJazz] YouTube - Ozzie Nelson Orchestra - It's Gonna Be You (1932)
- Feb 1, 2009That's a great thumbnail bio on Ozzie Nelson;thanks for the info.Ricky Nelson was exactly
11 years older than me(we were both born on 8 May).
--- On Fri, 1/30/09, Duncan <dmactds@...> wrote:
From: Duncan <dmactds@...>
Subject: [RedHotJazz] YouTube - Ozzie Nelson Orchestra - It's Gonna Be You (1932)
Date: Friday, January 30, 2009, 5:25 AM
Oswald George "Ozzie" Nelson (March 20,1906 - June 3,1975) was an
entertainer who originated and starred in The Adventures of Ozzie and
Harriet radio and television series with his wife and two sons.
Ozzie started his entertainment career as a band leader. He formed and led
the Ozzie Nelson Band, and had some initial limited success. He made his own
'big break' in 1930. The New York Daily Mirror ran a poll of its
determine their favorite band. He knew that news vendors got credit from the
newspaper for unsold copies by returning the front page and discarding the
rest of the issue. Gathering hundreds of discarded newspapers, the band
filled out ballots in their favor. They edged out Paul Whiteman and were
pronounced the winners. From 1930 through the 1940s Nelson's band recorded
prolifically�first on Brunswick, then Vocalion and finally Bluebird. In 1934
Nelson enjoyed success with his hit song, "Over Somebody Else's
which he introduced. Nelson was their primary vocalist (and from August,
1932) duets with Harriet Hilliard. Nelson's calm, easy vocal style was
popular on records and radio and quite similar to son Rick's voice.
In October 1935 he married the band's vocalist Harriet Hilliard. The couple
had two children. David, born in 1936, became an actor and director. Eric
("Ricky"), born in 1940, became an actor and singer.
Ozzie Nelson Orch (Ozzie Nelson & Harriet Hilyard vocal) - It's Gonna
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