Music Monday – "Garden Party"

Happy Monday. Here’s some music and a musical tale.

The story goes that in 1971, Ricky Nelson was asked to play at Madison Square Garden – along with some other early rock n’ roll acts. When Nelson showed up with long hair and wearing a purple shirt and bell bottoms, the audience was confused and didn’t recognize their dreamy, clean-cut teen idol from the 50’s.

After playing a few of his old hits, he covered the Rolling Stones and introduced some of his new songs. When the audience started to boo, Nelson left the stage and refused to come back on for the finale. Their loss. Then he penned this little ditty. Our gain.

“It’s all right now,
I learned my lesson well,
Ya see, you can’t please everyone
So you got to please yourself.”
~Rick Nelson

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