- Jan 1, 2007
- La Mesa (San Diego) CA
- Real Name
- John Hermes
Season 6, episode 31 - "Rick's Chemistry Grade"Thanks for the info, John! Let me know if you happen to remember that episode. I guess I'm late to the party on this one. Seems like some of you guys are quite familiar with him.
There are some interviews on Youtube where James talks about living with the Nelsons.
Below is Ricky in concert San Diego 1959. He played at Westgate Park, our minor league baseball stadium at the time. In the first picture, James Burton is in the middle with his Telecaster and James Kirkland on electric bass. Kirkland always seems to play standup bass on the show clips. One of my friends here in town was actually there that day. I saw Ricky play in 1981 at our Del Mar fair. He had a different band at that point, who died with him a few years later in the plane crash.