Boulder City Podcast

Nevada's most interesting small town


Kent “KR” Farrell on the Late Great Sandy Nelson

Sandy Nelson was a longtime Boulder City resident and musician who was influential in the formation of rock n’ roll as a musical genre. He passed away in February and the music world mourned. Sandy had two hits in the late ‘50s and ‘60s, Teen Beat and Let There Be Drums. He influenced a generation of drummers with his steady beat and innovative style. Sitting down with us today is Kent “KR” Farrell who knew Sandy since he was a teenager working at the best music store in Las Vegas. KR sat down with us recently with stories about Sandy’s life in music and in Boulder City, and about an upcoming celebration of life for Sandy being held on April 9 at  5 p.m. at Bicentennial Park in Boulder City.