Wayne Nelson

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Wayne Nelson
Born (1950-06-01) June 1, 1950 (age 66)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, bassist
Instruments Vocals
Bass guitar
Years active 1976–present
Associated acts
Website http://www.littleriverband.com
Notable instruments
Fender Precision Bass
Rickenbacker 4001

Wayne Nelson (born June 1, 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri)[1] is an American singer and musician best known for being a member of the rock band Little River Band.

Early life[edit]

Shortly after his birth, Nelson's family moved to Rome, Illinois, a suburb of Peoria. During his teenage years and early twenties, he played in various regional bands around the Chicago area, emulating multiple styles but focusing on rhythm and blues.

Little River Band[edit]

In 1978, Nelson moved to Los Angeles, and afterward worked with artists including Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina. He toured with many performers. While in Messina's band and opening for Little River Band, LRB's management invited Nelson to join the Australian band[2] and he officially became a member in April 1980.[citation needed] In addition to playing bass, he was the lead singer of the band's hit "The Night Owls". He was absent from the band from 1996 to 1999 but now tours as its lead singer and bass guitarist. The band no longer has any original members.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Wayne Nelson - Australian Music Database". australianmusicdatabase.com. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Nelson, Wayne (2014-01-19). "Little River Band: 'L.A. was home to so many great bands and musicians'". Yuzu Melodies (Interview). Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2017-03-24. 

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