Ricky Nelson (2)

Ricky Nelson (2)

Real Name:
Eric Hilliard Nelson
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


MG V 2083 Ricky Nelson (2) Teen Time (Album, Comp) Verve Records MG V 2083 US 1957 Sell This Version
HAM-P.6016 Ricky Nelson (2) Ricky (Album) Imperial HAM-P.6016 New Zealand 1957 Sell This Version
LP 9050 Ricky Nelson (2) Ricky Nelson (Album) Imperial LP 9050 US 1958 Sell This Version
HA-P 2159, HA-P.2159 Ricky Nelson (2) Ricky Sings Again (Album) Imperial, Imperial HA-P 2159, HA-P.2159 UK 1959 Sell This Version
HA-P 2206/HAP.2206 Ricky Nelson (2) Songs By Ricky (Album) Imperial, Imperial HA-P 2206/HAP.2206 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
HA-P.2119 Ricky Nelson (2) More Songs By Ricky (Album) Imperial HA-P.2119 UK 1960 Sell This Version
HA-P 27 Ricky Nelson (2) Rick Is 21 (Album) London Records HA-P 27 Germany 1961 Sell This Version
LP 9167 Ricky Nelson (2) Album Seven By Rick (Album) Imperial LP 9167 US 1962 Sell This Version
LP-9223 Rick Nelson* It's Up To You (Album) Imperial, Imperial LP-9223 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
DL 74419 Rick Nelson* For Your Sweet Love (Album) Decca DL 74419 US 1963 Sell This Version
DL 4479 Rick Nelson* Rick Nelson Sings "For You" (Album) Decca DL 4479 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
LP9244 Ricky Nelson (2) A Long Vacation(LP, Album) Imperial LP9244 US 1963 Sell This Version
DL 4559 Rick Nelson* The Very Thought Of You Decca DL 4559 US 1964 Sell This Version
DL4678 Rick Nelson* Love And Kisses Decca DL4678 US 1965 Sell This Version
DL 4660 Rick Nelson* Best Always (Album) Decca, Decca DL 4660 US 1965 Sell This Version
DL 74608 Rick Nelson* Spotlight On Rick Decca DL 74608 US 1965 Sell This Version
SUS-5118, SUM-1118 (mono) Ricky Nelson (2) Ricky Nelson (Comp, Album) Sunset Records, Sunset Records SUS-5118, SUM-1118 (mono) Canada 1966 Sell This Version
DL 74836 Rick Nelson* And Joanie Sommers Rick Nelson* And Joanie Sommers - On The Flip Side Decca DL 74836 US 1966 Sell This Version
DL 74779 Ricky Nelson (2) Bright Lights & Country Music (Album) Decca DL 74779 US 1966 Sell This Version
DL 74944 Rick Nelson* Another Side Of Rick (Album) Decca DL 74944 US 1967 Sell This Version
DL74827 Rick Nelson* Country Fever Decca DL74827 US 1967 Sell This Version
DL 75014 Rick Nelson* Perspective Decca DL 75014 US 1968 Sell This Version
MCA-5004 Rick Nelson* Rick Nelson In Concert (Album) Decca MCA-5004 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
MUPS 422 Rick Nelson* Rick Sings Nelson (Album) Decca MUPS 422 UK 1970 Sell This Version