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Chubby Checker - 100% match to Ricky Nelson

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ernest Evans, 3 October 1941, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Checker’s musical career began in 1959 while working at a local chicken market. His employer introduced the teenager to songwriter Kal Mann, who penned the singer’s debut single, ‘The Class’. He was given his new name by the wife of the legendary disc jockey Dick Clark as a derivation of Fats Read more

Bill Haley - 96% match to Ricky Nelson

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William John Clifton Haley, 6 July 1925, Highland Park, Michigan, USA, d. 9 February 1981, Harlingen, Texas, USA. Haley was one of the great pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll and was the first artist to take the new musical form to the world stage. His roots were in country music and he began his career as a yodelling cowboy. After playing in such country groups as the Dow Read more

Bill Haley And His Comets - 96% match to Ricky Nelson

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Carl Perkins - 86% match to Ricky Nelson

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Television Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music & Radio Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Carl Lee Perkins, 9 April 1932, Ridgely, Tennessee, USA (his birth certificate misspelled the last name as Perkings), d. 19 January 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Carl Perkins was one of the most renowned rockabilly artists recording for Sun Records in the 50s and the author of the classic song ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. As a guitarist, he influenced many of the next ge Read more

Carl Perkins & Friends - 86% match to Ricky Nelson

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Eddie Cochran - 85% match to Ricky Nelson

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Comedy Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Raymond Cochrane, 3 October 1938, Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA, d. 17 April 1960, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England. Recent information states he was raised in Minnisota, but without sight of the birth certificate, it is still possible he was born in Oklahoma City. Although Cochran’s career was brief, during which time he had only had one major hit in the USA and topp Read more

The Platters - 82% match to Ricky Nelson

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Vocals Doo Wop Music Videos & Concerts Vocals Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the leading R&B vocal groups of the 50s, they were the first black group to be accepted as a major chart act and, for a short time, were the most successful vocal group in the world. The Platters were formed in Los Angeles in 1953 by entrepreneur/songwriter Buck Ram (21 November 1907, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 1 January 1991). Through his ownership of the Platter Read more

Bobby Vee - 81% match to Ricky Nelson

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Vee’s first exposure to the rock ‘n’ roll scene occurred in macabre circumstances when his group, the Shadows, deputized for Buddy Holly after the singer was killed in an air crash in February 1959. Soon after, Vee’s group were discovered by famed producer Snuff Garrett and saw their indepen Read more

Duane Eddy - 81% match to Ricky Nelson

Genres: Pop / Rock Action & Adventure Drama
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 April 1938, Corning, New York, USA. The legendary simple ‘twangy’ guitar sound of Duane Eddy has made him one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most famous instrumental artists. The sound was created after hearing Bill Justis’ famous ‘Raunchy’ (the song that George Harrison first learned to play). Together with producer Lee Hazlewood, Eddy co-wro Read more

The Everly Brothers - 76% match to Ricky Nelson

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Easy Listening Pop / Rock Television
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Don (Isaac Donald Everly, 1 February 1937, Brownie, Kentucky, USA) and Phil (b. Phillip Everly, 19 January 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA), the world’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll duo, had already experienced a full career before their first record, ‘Bye Bye Love’, was released. As sons of popular country artists Ike and Margaret, they were pushed into t Read more

Jack Scott - 75% match to Ricky Nelson

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Giovanni Dominico Scafone Jnr., 24 January 1936, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This distinctive, deep-voiced rock ‘n’ roll and ballad singer-songwriter moved to Detroit at the age of 10, and began performing regularly with his sister Linda on the WEXL radio station. After changing his name to Jack Scott, he formed the C&W outfit Southern Drifters in 1954. Playing a Read more

Jerry Lee Lewis - 75% match to Ricky Nelson

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Drama Country & Bluegrass Christian & Gospel Music & Radio Musicals & The Arts Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 September 1935, Ferriday, Louisiana, USA. The ‘Killer’ is the personification of 50s rock ‘n’ roll at its best. He is rowdy, raw, rebellious and uncompromising. The outrageous piano-pounder has a voice that exudes excitement and an aura of arrogance that becomes understandable after witnessing the seething hysteria and mass excitement at his concerts. Read more

Jerry Lewis - 75% match to Ricky Nelson

Genres: Comedy Kids & Family Television Drama Action & Adventure Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Movies & TV Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Levitch, 16 March 1926, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Born into a showbusiness family, Lewis was intermittently on-stage from the age of five and in his mid-teens had become a professional comedian and mimic. In 1946 he teamed up with Dean Martin, for whom Lewis has expressed great admiration. Their double act clicked instantly and they were soon one of the hottest showbus Read more

Pat Boone - 73% match to Ricky Nelson

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts Sci-Fi / Fantasy Christian & Gospel Comedy Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Drama Kids & Family Movie Magazines Music Videos & Concerts Television Vocals Children's Music Folk
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Eugene Patrick Boone, 1 June 1934, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Boone sold more records during the late 50s than any other artist except Elvis Presley. From 1955 to date, only six artists (Presley, the Beatles, James Brown, Elton John, Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder) are ranked above him in terms of total singles sales and their relative chart positions. Boone had a Read more

Brenda Lee - 71% match to Ricky Nelson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Christian & Gospel Comedy Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Television Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brenda Mae Tarpley, 11 December 1944, Lithonia, Georgia, USA. Even in early adolescence, Lee had an adult husk of a voice that could slip from anguished intimacy through sleepy insinuation to raucous lust, even during ‘Let’s Jump The Broomstick’, ‘Speak To Me Pretty’ and other jaunty classics that kept her in the hit parade from the mid-50s to 1965. Read more


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