This Day in History: 1937-03-21

Nelson who has cancelled 7 dates on his tour due to illness, heads back to LA for a 2-week rest. (Note that Jeanette’s upcoming wedding to Gene Raymond is less than 3 months away. During the years they were together, Nelson’s track record for becoming seriously physically ill on tour always seemed to coincide with his mental stress over the current scene with Jeanette. This was true all the way up to losing his voice in Australia in November 1963 at the same time that Jeanette entered the hospital for heart surgery; Nelson ultimately canceled that tour and returned to the US.)