Rick Nelson played a concert at Madison Square Garden on October 15, 191 with the likes of Chuck Berry and Bobby Rydell. He began with “Hello Mary Lou” and “She Belongs To Me” but then played a verson of The Rolling Stones, “Honky Tonk Woman,” and the booing got so bad he left the stage and did not return.
It all ended well as he wrote a song about the experience. “Garden Party” was released July 29, 1972 and reached number six on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart.
The song started a career comeback for Nelson that continued until his death.