Ricky Nelson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Easy Listening Music & Radio Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": oldies rockabilly 60s classic rock rock rock and roll rock n roll 50s country Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Eric Hilliard Nelson, 8 May 1940, Teaneck, New Jersey, USA, d. 31 December 1985, De Kalb, Texas, USA. Nelson came from a showbusiness family. His father, Ozzie Nelson, formed a popular dance band in the 1930s. The band featured singer Harriet Hilliard, who became Ozzie Nelson’s wife in 1935. The couple had their own US radio show, The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet, which transferred to television in 1952. Ricky and his brother David appeared in several episodes of the show. By 1957 Nelson had embarked on his own recording career, with the million-selling, double-sided ‘I’m Walking’/‘A Teenager’s Romance’. A third hit soon followed with ‘You’re My One And Only Love’. A switch from Verve Records to Imperial Records saw Nelson enjoy further success with the rockabilly ‘Be-Bop Baby’. In 1958 Nelson formed a full-time group for live work and recordings, which included James Burton (guitar), James Kirkland...

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