Nelson’s sons bring tradition to Iola stage



March 1, 2012 - 12:00 AM

When Ricky Nelson’s life was cut short in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve in 1985, he left behind a musical legacy beloved by fans still today.

The early teen idol — best known for his portrayal of “Little Ricky” in the TV series, “Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” and later for his singing and songwriting skills — also left behind twin sons, Gunnar and Matthew.

At 19, Gunnar and Matthew had lost more than just a father figure.

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