PHOTO: Art Laboe Archives
Pictured L to R (in yellow area):
Art Laboe with Ricky Nelson in 1957 at Scrivner's Drive In
Ricky Nelson was born on May 8th and we can remember when Ricky was going to Hollywood High School and would come by Scrivner's Drive In at Sunset Boulevard and Cahuenga Blvd. (there's a Jack In The Box there now) during the Art Laboe radio broadcast. Ricky was on his family's TV show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, but wasn't well known yet. He would sit at a booth alone having a hamburger.
Fast forward a few years, Ricky recorded some records and performed them on the TV show, we played them on the radio and all of a sudden he was a teen sensation. As you can see from the photo, Ricky couldn't sit alone anymore even if he wanted to.
We're proud to be a part of the evolution of a great entertainer. We'll always remember you.....
Happy Birthday to Ricky Nelson!