Tuesday, August 02, 2016 12:52:21 PM

He was born on May 8, 1940 and died on December 31, 1985 in plane crash going to a concert. I grew up as a teenager listening to his music and watching him on Ozzie & Harriet show on TV. I thought he was so cute.
His rock & roll career started in 1967. Nelson married Kristin Harmon in April 1963. and is the older sister of movie and television star Mark Harmon, perhaps known best for the hit series NCIS.
The couple had one daughter, Tracy who was born October 25, 1963, twin sons Gunnar and Matthew who were born September 20, 1967, and a third son, Sam Nelson (born August 29, 1974.
And like so many others his life began a downhill slide by the late 1970s, his life was a mess and he was heavily in debt. Kristin then filed for divorce all of the children. He wasn't making records and when he played live at all, it was in very small audiences. He began using marijuana and eventually cocaine. No mater what his past he is missed for ever by his children and fans.