Ricky Nelson (2)

Ricky Nelson (2)

Real Name:
Eric Hilliard Nelson
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Born: May 8th, 1940, Teaneck, New Jersey, United States.
Died: December 31st, 1985, De Kalb, Texas, United States.

Nelson was a child prodigy, born into a showbiz family, his father Ozzie was a bandleader and his mother Harriet was the singer. They had their own radio show & subsequent TV show, The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet, in which Nelson featured with his brother David. Nelson appeared in his first film aged 7.

A 'Teenage Idol' of the late 1950s and early 1960s, Nelson gained 9 gold records by the age of 21 in 1961. His single, 'Travelin' Man', was a huge #1 hit that year, selling over 2 million copies. The flip-side 'Hello, Mary Lou' went on to be his biggest hit ever, reaching #1 in 32 countries.

In April 1963, Nelson married Kristin Harmon and they had a daughter, Tracy, and 3 sons, Gunner, Matthew (who formed the music duo, Nelson (4)) and Sam. They were later divorced. Nelson's career gained a high spot in 1972 with the release of 'Garden Party', which went gold and also won a Grammy Award in 1986 for Best Spoken Word Recording.

On New Year's eve 1985, en route from Alabama to a gig in Dallas, Nelson's plane crash-landed near DeKalb, TX and burst into flames. Only the pilot & co-pilot escaped. Posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 (Performer), and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Nelson's grave is close to those of his parents at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, L.A. County, California, USA.

All the early albums from 1957 to 1961 were recorded at Master Recorders, engineered by Bunny Robyn and produced by Jimmie Haskell.

Nelson had the #1 song on the first ever Billboard Hot 100 chart with 'Poor Little Fool' in August 1958.
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Ricky Nelson (2) Discography

Albums

Ricky Nelson (2) Teen Time (Album, Comp) Verve Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Ricky Nelson (2) Ricky (Album) Imperial New Zealand 1957 Sell This Version
Ricky Nelson (2) Ricky Nelson (Album) Imperial US 1958 Sell This Version
Ricky Nelson (2) Ricky Sings Again (Album) Imperial, Imperial UK 1959 Sell This Version
Ricky Nelson (2) Songs By Ricky (Album) Imperial, Imperial UK 1959 Sell This Version
SP1016 Ricky Nelson (2), John Wayne, Dean Martin Ricky Nelson (2), John Wayne, Dean Martin - Warner Bros. presents RIO BRAVO 33 1/3 RPM Radio Spot Announcements Promo SP1016(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Warner Bros. Records SP1016 US 1959 Sell This Version
Ricky Nelson (2) More Songs By Ricky (Album) Imperial UK 1960 Sell This Version
Ricky Nelson (2) Rick Is 21 (Album) London Records Germany 1961 Sell This Version
Ricky Nelson (2) Album Seven By Rick (Album) Imperial US 1962 Sell This Version
Rick Nelson* It's Up To You (Album) Imperial, Imperial Canada 1962 Sell This Version
LP 9218 Ricky Nelson (2) Best Sellers By Rick Nelson(LP, Mono) California LP 9218 Denmark 1962 Sell This Version
Rick Nelson* For Your Sweet Love (Album) Decca US 1963 Sell This Version
Rick Nelson* Rick Nelson Sings "For You" (Album) Decca Canada 1963 Sell This Version
LP9244 Ricky Nelson (2) A Long Vacation(LP, Album) Imperial LP9244 US 1963 Sell This Version
Rick Nelson* The Very Thought Of You Decca US 1964 Sell This Version
Rick Nelson* Love And Kisses Decca US 1965 Sell This Version
Rick Nelson* Best Always (Album) Decca, Decca US 1965 Sell This Version
Rick Nelson* Spotlight On Rick Decca US 1965 Sell This Version
Rick Nelson* And Joanie Sommers Rick Nelson* And Joanie Sommers - On The Flip Side Decca US 1966 Sell This Version
Ricky Nelson (2) Bright Lights & Country Music (Album) Decca US 1966 Sell This Version
Rick Nelson* Another Side Of Rick (Album) Decca US 1967 Sell This Version
Rick Nelson* Country Fever Decca US 1967 Sell This Version
Rick Nelson* Perspective Decca US 1968 Sell This Version
Rick Nelson* Rick Nelson In Concert (Album) Decca Japan 1970 Sell This Version
Rick Nelson* Rick Sings Nelson (Album) Decca UK 1970 Sell This Version