Too scared to fly: Sam Nelson’s musical odyssey to his legendary father

Rick Nelson gently pets family dog Byron, a sweet boy sort of a cross between a mutt and sheep dog, in a shot used for the gatefold package of the “Windfall” album, released on January 14, 1974. The 33-year-old “Don’t Leave Me Here” singer was at the height of his artistic powers at the time. Photography by John Longenecker / Universal Music Group / Courtesy of Sheree Homer