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Nelson is a glam metal band founded by Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (the twin sons of Ricky Nelson.) They had a No. 1 hit in the United States with "(I Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection" during the week of September 29, 1990. They were once listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family to reach number one record status in three successive generations (beginning with grandparents Ozzie and Harriet Nelson.) This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... Matthew Nelson is an American musician. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Matthew Nelson. ... Ricky Nelson can also refer to Ricky Nelson (wrestler) or Ricky Lee Nelson, baseball player. ... These are the #1 Hits of 1990: Artists at No. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ... Generation (From the Greek γιγνμαι), also known as procreation, is the act of producing offspring. ... The Nelson family The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, an American radio and television series, was once the longest-running, live-action situation comedy on American television, having aired on ABC from 1952 to 1966 after a ten-year run on radio. ...

The band split with Geffen Records record label after 1995, but they have continued to produce and release albums independently under their label, Stone Canyon Records. However, they have yet to revisit the level of success they experienced during their 1990 debut. Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ...


Band history

Raised in a musical family, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson were always involved in music. In the early 1980s, they joined a band called Strange Agents. Later that decade, they put together their own band and got a recording contract with Geffen Records. Their debut album, 1990's After The Rain, was a success and the band went on tour to support it. The album produced the No. 1 hit "(I Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection." Allegory of Music on the Opéra Garnier Music is an art form that involves organized sounds and silence. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... A recording contract (also commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote. ... A debut album is the first released record album by an artist or a band. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ...

Following that tour, the band immersed itself in the recording of their next project. The result was a harder and heavier concept album called Imaginator. However, when they played the album for Geffen, the label considered it too heavy. According to Nelson members, Geffen even threatened to drop the band from the label if they did not produce another record more to their tastes. Sound recorder redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour as a 33 â…“ LP vinyl record A gramophone record (also phonograph record, or simply record) is an analogue sound recording medium consisting of a flat disc with an inscribed modulated spiral groove starting near the periphery and ending near the center of the disc. ...

The band spent another year recording another album called Because They Can. The label finally approved and released it in 1995. Still, the pop music landscape had undergone a dramatic change in the five years following After the Rain, and Geffen chose not to promote the new album and quickly dropped Nelson entirely from its roster. The Nelson brothers then set up their own label, Stone Canyon Records, and released Imaginator in 1996.

Despite not enjoying the same level of success in the United States, the band has been a consistent seller in Japan. With their label, they have released four other albums, including a tribute to their father.



  • After The Rain (Geffen 1990)
  • Because They Can (Geffen 1995)
  • Imaginator (Stone Canyon 1996)
  • The Silence Is Broken (Stone Canyon 1997)
  • Brother Harmony (Stone Canyon 1998)
  • Life (Stone Canyon 1999)
  • Like Father, Like Sons (Stone Canyon 2000)

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  • 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Nelson (Geffen 2004)

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Band members

Current members

Matthew Nelson is an American musician. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Parts of the guitar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Matthew Nelson. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is mostly a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ...

Former members

A backing vocalist or backing singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ... Born on March 20, 1963, Los Angeles native Paul Mirkovich has been the band leader, keyboardist and duet singing partner for Cher for the last 16 years. ... Bobby Rock is a drummer who has played for various bands, including Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Nitro, Nelson, Brunette, and Hardline. ...


  • They inspired a cartoon based on their early 90's glam-metal phase called "Nelson: Rock & Roll Detectives".

A cartoon is any of several forms of illustrations, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ...

See also

Ricky Nelson can also refer to Ricky Nelson (wrestler) or Ricky Lee Nelson, baseball player. ... Kristin (Harmon) Nelson (born June 25, 1945) is an American actress and painter. ...

External links

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