'The' girl so many of us were in deep envy of -- rockabilly singer Lorrie Collins - who was Ricky Nelson's first girlfriend most folks knew about - she appeared on Ozzie & Harriett with him and was 'in real life' often seen around town and on the road with Ricky.  Lori is middle here next to Ricky -- Lori is 72 these days.

'The' girl so many of us were in deep envy of -- rockabilly singer Lorrie Collins - who was Ricky Nelson's first girlfriend most folks knew about - she appeared on Ozzie & Harriett with him and was 'in real life' often seen around town and on the road with Ricky. Lori is middle here next to Ricky -- Lori is 72 these days.

Ricky Nelson (1940 - 1985). Photo from the film Rio Bravo...with Dean Martin and John Wayne.

Ricky Nelson (1940 - 1985). Photo from the film Rio Bravo...with Dean Martin and John Wayne.

One of my biggest inspiration: Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten (January 5, 1895 – June 29, 1987) was an American #blues and #folk musician, #singer, and songwriter.

One of my biggest inspiration: Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten (January 5, 1895 – June 29, 1987) was an American #blues and #folk musician, #singer, and songwriter.

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