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Ricky Nelson

Background information
Birth name Eric Hilliard Nelson
Born May 8, 1940
Origin Teaneck, New Jersey
Died December 31, 1985 (aged 45)
Genre(s) Rock 'n' roll, Pop music
Occupation(s) Actor, Rockabilly/Rock n roll singer
Years active 1957-1985
Label(s) Imperial, Decca (MCA)
Associated
acts
Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, Connie Francis, Carl Perkins

Eric Hilliard "Ricky" Nelson, later known as Rick Nelson (May 8, 1940December 31, 1985), was one of the first American teen idols. Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Teaneck (pronounced ) is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, and is a suburb of New York City. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock n’ roll music to emerge during the 1950s. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Imperial is a term that is used to describe something that relates to an Empire, Emperor, or the concept of Imperialism. ... Decca may refer to: Decca Records, a 1929 British record label, also known as Decca Music Group Decca Radar (later Racal-Decca Marine), a British marine electronics manufacturer, a spin-off from the gramophone and records company Decca tree, a microphone recording system London Decca, a maker of turntable tonearms... The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... The Everly Brothers are a pair of brothers who were top-selling country-influenced rock and roll performers, best known for their acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing, who had their greatest success in the 1950s. ... Antoine Dominique Fats Domino (born February 26, 1928) is a classic R&B and rock and roll singer, songwriter and pianist. ... Connie Francis (born December 12, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop singer best known for international hit songs such as Whos Sorry Now?, Where The Boys Are, and Everybodys Somebodys Fool. ... Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of rockabilly music, a mix of rhythm and blues and country music that was recorded most notably at Sun Records in Memphis beginning in 1954. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Teen idol (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Biography

Early years

Born in Teaneck, New Jersey to a Swedish-American family, he was the younger son of Ozzie Nelson, the leader of a big band, and Harriet Hilliard Nelson, the band's singer. Along with brother David Nelson, the family starred in the long-running radio and television series The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet from 1944 to 1954 on the radio, and 1952 to 1966 on television. However, David and Ricky Nelson did not join the cast until 1949; for the first five years of the radio show, the sons were played by professional actors. Teaneck (pronounced ) is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, and is a suburb of New York City. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s. ... Harriet Hilliard Nelson, born Peggy Lou Snyder, was an American singer and actress. ... David Oswald Nelson (born 24 October 1936 in New York City) is an actor, director, producer, and son of famed bandleader/TV actor Ozzie Nelson and singer Harriet Hilliard. ... The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet was an American radio and television series. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1951 in television, other events of 1952, 1953 in television and the list of years in television. // Events February 15 - The funeral of King George VI is televised in the UK. August 1 - First TV broadcast in the Dominican Republic by La Voz Dominicana, a TV station based... The year 1966 in television involved some significant events. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...


Career

Ricky Nelson began a rock and roll music career in 1957. He recorded his debut single, the Fats Domino song "I'm Walkin'", seeking to impress a date who was an Elvis Presley fan — Nelson's first song was a hit, reaching #4 on the charts. Soon, each episode of the Ozzie & Harriet television show ended with a musical performance by "Ricky". It was during the sitcom's run that Ozzie Nelson, either as a move to keep his son's fans tuned in each week, or as an affirmation of his reputed behind-the-scenes persona as a control freak, kept Ricky from appearing on other TV shows that arguably would have enhanced his public profile, American Bandstand and The Ed Sullivan Show in particular. Ironically, Rick finally did appear on the Sullivan show in 1967, but his career was at that time in limbo. Rick also appeared on other TV shows (usually in acting roles); in 1977, he guest-hosted on Saturday Night Live where he proved to be a good sport in spoofing his TV sitcom image, by appearing in a Twilight Zone send-up, where, trying to go "home", he'd find himself among the characters from other 1950s/early 60s-era sitcoms, Leave It To Beaver, Father Knows Best, and Make Room For Daddy. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... See also: 1956 in music, other events of 1957, 1958 in music and the list of years in music // January 5 - Renato Carosone and his band start their American tour in Cuba. ... Antoine Dominique Fats Domino (born February 26, 1928) is a classic R&B and rock and roll singer, songwriter and pianist. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ... The Ed Sullivan Show is an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by former entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 91-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... Note, this page is about the television series and its two revivals. ... For other uses, see Leave It to Beaver (disambiguation). ... Robert Young and Jean Vander Pyl on NBC Radios Father Knows Best Father Knows Best, a popular American TV and radio sitcom of the 1950s and 1960s, portrayed an idealized vision of middle-class American life of the era. ... The Danny Thomas Show (also known as Make Room for Daddy for the first three seasons) was a comedy television series starring Danny Thomas, Jean Hagen, Rusty Hamer, Sherry Jackson and Louise Beavers. ...


Despite the promotional aspects of his career, it is clear that Nelson knew and loved music, and was a credible performer before he became a teen idol, largely due to his parents' musical background. In addition to guitar, he also played drums (as it happened, the same episode where he made his singing debut, also showcased his drum skills); along with the clarinet (his father's main instrument was saxophone, but Ozzie also played banjo and tenor guitar; he sat in with that instrument during Rick's recording of "Hello, Mary Lou"). Unlike many teen idols of the time, Nelson showed his personal taste in working with strong musicians, including James Burton, Joe Maphis, The Jordanaires, and Johnny and Dorsey Burnette. While Elvis may have served as the catalyst for Rick's musical career, his real inspiration came from none other than Carl Perkins. For other uses, see Teen idol (disambiguation). ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... James Burton (born August 21, 1939 in Minden, Louisiana) is an American guitarist. ... An American guitarist b. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... John Joseph Johnny Burnette (March 25, 1934–August 14, 1964) was a Rockabilly pioneer. ... Dorsey Burnette was an early Rockabilly singer from Memphis, Tennessee and with his younger brother Johnny Burnette and a friend named Paul Burlison was one of the founder members of The Rock and Roll Trio. ... Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of rockabilly music, a mix of rhythm and blues and country music that was recorded most notably at Sun Records in Memphis beginning in 1954. ...

One of Ricky Nelson's biggest hits Hello Mary Lou / Travelin' Man
One of Ricky Nelson's biggest hits Hello Mary Lou / Travelin' Man

From 1957 to 1962, Nelson had 30 top 40 hits, more than any other artist at the time, except Elvis Presley (who had 53) and Pat Boone (who had 38). Many of Nelson's early records were double hits with both the A side and the B side hitting the Billboard charts. When Billboard introduced the Hot 100 chart on August 4, 1958, Nelson's single "Poor Little Fool" became the first song ever in the #1 position on that chart. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Hello Mary Lou is a song written by American singer Gene Pitney, and performed by Ricky Nelson in 1961. ... Traveling man was a number-one Billboard Hot 100 song in 1961 by Ricky Nelson. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ...


While Nelson preferred rockabilly and uptempo rock songs like "Hello Mary Lou", "It's Late", "Stood Up", and "Be-Bop Baby", his smooth, calm voice made him a natural to sing ballads. He had major success with "Travelin' Man", "Poor Little Fool", "Young World", "Lonesome Town", and "Teenage Idol", which clearly could have been about Nelson himself at the time. (It was Life magazine that reputedly coined the phrase "teen idol" in an article it did about the young musical star in 1959). Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock n’ roll music to emerge during the 1950s. ... Uptempo (sometimes UpTempo or up tempo) is an umbrella term for a quick-paced electronic music style. ... This page is about musical songs. ... Hello Mary Lou is a song written by American singer Gene Pitney, and performed by Ricky Nelson in 1961. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... Traveling man was a number-one Billboard Hot 100 song in 1961 by Ricky Nelson. ... For other uses, see Life (disambiguation). ...


In addition to his recording career, Nelson also appeared in movies, including Rio Bravo with John Wayne and Dean Martin (1959) The Wackiest Ship In the Army (1960) and Love and Kisses (1965). Rio Bravo (1959) is a western movie, directed by Howard Hawks. ... John Wayne (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979) was an iconic, Academy Award-winning, American film actor. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... Love and Kisses (1965) is a U.S. comedy film starring Ricky Nelson as a young man called Buzzy Pringle who tries to grow up and emancipate himself from his middle-class parents by getting married. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Mary Poppins The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews Goldfinger My Fair Lady Whats New Pussycat? Shenandoah The Sandpiper Father Goose Academy Awards Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle, Twentieth Century-Fox Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou Best Actress: Julie Christie...


On May 8, 1961 (his 21st birthday), Nelson officially changed his recording name from "Ricky Nelson" to "Rick Nelson". However, not too long before his untimely death, Rick realized a dream of his, when he met his idol, Carl Perkins, who while musing that they were the last of the "rockabilly breed," Mr. Perkins called Nelson "Ricky." As the story goes, Nelson, figuring that Perkins calling him by the name he stopped using at age 21, made for some sense of validation. He then contacted his manager, who was then instructed to add the "y" to his name.


In 1963, Nelson signed a 20-year contract with Decca Records, but he had no further major hits after 1964's "For You". In the mid-1960s, he began to move towards country music, and has been considered a pioneer in the country-rock genre, and as a result, one of the early influences of the so-called "California Sound" (which would include singers like Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, and other bands like The Eagles) yet did not reach the Top 40 again until 1970, when he recorded Bob Dylan's "She Belongs To Me" with the Stone Canyon Band. See also: 1962 in music, other events of 1963, 1964 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - The Beatles start a 5 day tour in Scotland to support the release of their new single, Love Me Do. January 4 - At Cortina dAmpezzo... A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... See also: 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, whose introspective lyrics made him one of the standouts in Southern Californias confessional singer-songwriter movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... See also: other events of 1970 list of years in music 1970s in music // Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ...


In 1972, Nelson reached the top 40 one last time with "Garden Party", a song he wrote in disgust after a Madison Square Garden audience booed him when he tried playing new songs instead of just his old hits from the 1950s and 1960s. "Garden Party" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and was certified as a gold single. (Coincidentally, "Garden Party" was a hit at the same time Elvis Presley was having his last top 10 single, "Burning Love", as was Chuck Berry with "My Ding-a-Ling"; Berry is among the musicians alluded to in the lyrics of "Garden Party".) Garden Party was a 1972 hit song for Rick Nelson. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles and only Adult Contemporary) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Burning Love(German: Brennende Liebe)was a song written by Dennis Linde and performed by Elvis Presley. ... Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born October 18, 1926 in St. ... // My Ding-a-Ling was a 1972 novelty hit record for Chuck Berry, and his only U.S. number-one single on the pop charts. ...


However, Nelson never regained his career's momentum. By the late-1970s, Nelson's life was in shambles. He was heavily in debt. After a highly tumultuous marriage (which was the antithesis of what the public had seen on "O&H" and in the movie, [Love and Kisses]] his wife filed for divorce and took their four children. He wasn't making records and when he played live at all, it was in very small, insignificant venues. Nelson began using drugs, especially marijuana, and eventually, cocaine. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Many drugs are provided in tablet form. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ...


Marriage and Family

In April 1963, he married Kristin Harmon in what Life Magazine referred to as "The Wedding of the Year." Kristin Harmon is the daughter of Football All-American University of Michigan football legend and Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon and actress Elyse Knox, and is the older sister of movie and television star Mark Harmon, perhaps known best for the hit series "NCIS." Kristin Harmon (born June 25, 1945) is an American actress and painter. ... Philippe Halsmans famous portrait of Marilyn Monroe Life generally refers to two American magazines: A humor and general interest magazine published from 1883 to 1936; A publication created by Time founder Henry Luce in 1936, with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM, U of M or U-M) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... Official Logo The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (often known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is awarded annually to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the U.S. The award is considered the highest individual player honor... Thomas Dudley Harmon (September 28, 1919 - March 15, 1990) was a star player of United States college football, a sports broadcaster, and patriarch of a family of American actors. ... Elyse Knox, YANK magazine, 1943 Elyse Knox (born December 14, 1917 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American actress. ... Mark Thomas Harmon (born September 2, 1951) is an American actor. ...


They had one daughter,Tracy (born October 25, 1963), twin sons Gunnar and Matthew (born September 20, 1967), and a third son, Sam Nelson (born August 29, 1974). Tracy Kristine Nelson (born October 25, 1963 in Santa Monica, California), is an American actress. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Matthew Nelson. ... Matthew Nelson is an American musician. ...


Death

In 1985, he joined a nostalgia rock tour of England. It was a major success, and it revived some interest in Nelson. He tried to duplicate that effect in the United States, and he began a tour of the South. While on that tour, he died in a plane crash in De Kalb, Texas in 1985; he was on his way to a New Year's Eve concert in Dallas, Texas. Nelson was interred in the Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. The last song he sang on stage before his death was Buddy Holly's "Rave On." Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... This article is 88 kilobytes or more in size. ... De Kalb is a city located in Bowie County, Texas. ... New Years Eve is December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Years Day. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery is located at 6300 Forest Lawn Drive in Los Angeles, California, on the south edge of the San Fernando Valley by Burbank (and on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains from Hollywood). ... d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of rock and roll. ...


Rumors that drug use among the passengers caused the crash frequently resurface, but the original NTSB investigation long ago stated that the crash was probably due to mechanical problems. An examination indicated the fire originated in the right hand side of the aft cabin area at or near the floor line. The ignition and fuel sources could not be determined, although many believe that the most likely cause was a defective cabin heater. The pilot indicated that the crew tried to turn on the cabin heater repeatedly shortly before the fire occurred, but that it failed to respond. After the fire, the access panel to the heater compartment was found unlatched. The theory is supported by records that showed that DC-3s in general, and this aircraft in particular, had a previous history of problems with the cabin heaters. Wind turbines The scientific definition of a machine is any device that transmits or modifies energy. ... The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is the smaller of the two education labor unions in the United States, representing 1. ... Ignition occurs when the heat produced by a reaction becomes sufficient to sustain the reaction, whether it be a fire, an explosion, or nuclear fusion. ... The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft, which revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s and is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (also see Boeing 707 and Boeing 747). ... Look up aircraft in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Tributes

Nelson was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and also to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1515 Vine Street. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... The Rockabilly Hall of Fame was established on March 21, 1997 to present early rock and roll history and information relative to the artists and personalities involved in this pioneering American music genre. ... A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


His twin sons, Gunnar and Matthew Nelson, also were teen idols, performing as Nelson (who had a few hits of their own in the late 1980's, including Love and Affection which went to #1.) and continue touring; and his daughter, Tracy Nelson, is an actress and cancer survivor. She may be best known for her role in the television series Father Dowling Mysteries, which starred Tom Bosley. Nelson's youngest son, Sam Nelson, is an actor and singer. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Matthew Nelson. ... Matthew Nelson is an American musician. ... Nelson is a glam metal band founded by Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (the twin sons of Ricky Nelson. ... (Cant Live Without Your) Love and Affection is a single by Nelson, sons of singer Ricky Nelson. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Father Dowling Mysteries (also known as Father Dowling Investigates in the UK) is an American television mystery series that appeared between 30 November 1987 and 2 May 1991 on the ABC network. ... Thomas Edward Bosley (born October 1, 1927) is an American actor. ...


In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of his passing, PBS aired a one hour documentary entitled "Ricky Nelson Sings", featuring interviews with his children, as well as James Burton and Kris Kristofferson. The only time Kris Kristofferson played with Ricky Nelson was in Elroy, Wisconsin at Party in the Park July 3, 1985. It has since been released on DVD. Commemorations are days on the varying liturgical calendars of Christian Churches that are optional celebrations of saints. ... An anniversary (from the Latin anniversarius, from the words for year and to turn, meaning (re)turning yearly; known in English since c. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... interview An interview is a conversation between two or more people where questions are asked to obtain information about the interviewee. ... James Burton (born August 21, 1939 in Minden, Louisiana) is an American guitarist. ... Kristoffer Kris Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an influential American country music songwriter, singer and actor. ... Elroy is a city located in Juneau County, Wisconsin. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ...


The song "Ricky" (originally titled 'Ricky Nelson') , track 4 on John Frusciante's 2004 album Shadows Collide With People, is a tribute to Nelson, and is sung in a similar style. John Anthony Frusciante (IPA pronunciation: ) (born March 5, 1970) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Shadows Collide with People (2004) is an album by John Frusciante, conceived during the recording of By the Way. ...


Bob Dylan, in his 2004 memoir, Chronicles, Vol. 1, wrote about Nelson's influence on his music. Also in 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Nelson #91 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[1] Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ... As a literary genre, a memoir (from the Latin memoria, meaning memory) forms a subclass of autobiography, although it is an older form of writing. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article is about the music magazine. ...


On December 27, 2005, EMI Music released an album titled Ricky Nelson's Greatest Hits, with 25 songs. It peaked at #56 on the Billboard 200 album chart. December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


In Stephen King's Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Nelson appears in You Know They Got a Hell of a Band as an evil version of himself, who torments an unsuspecting couple trapped in a town inhabited by late rock n roll legends. Nelson was portrayed by William McNamara in the 2006 television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares & Dreamscapes. Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ... Nightmares & Dreamscapes is a short story collection by Stephen King published in 1993. ... You Know They Got a Hell of a Band is a short story by Stephen King. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King is an eight-episode anthology on TNT based on short stories written by Stephen King. ...


His estate is run as The Rick Nelson Company, LLC, and owns ancilliary rights to the classic Ozzie and Harriet television series. As of 2007, after years of public domain video releases on VHS and DVD, an officially released edition of the show has been released via Shout! Factory. Shout! Factory (founded 2003) is a multi-platform integrated entertainment company that was started by Richard Foos (co-founder of Rhino Records), Bob Emmer (former Warner Music Group and Rhino executive) and Garson Foos (former Rhino executive). ...


Singles discography

  • "I'm Walkin'" / “A Teenager’s Romance” (Verve 10047)
  • "You’re My One and Only Love" / “Honey Rock” (Verve 10070)
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” / "Be Bop Baby" (Imperial 5463)
  • "Stood Up" / "Waitin' In School" (Imperial 5483)
  • “My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It” / "Believe What You Say" (Imperial 5503)
  • "Poor Little Fool" / “Don’t Leave Me This Way” (Imperial 5528)
  • "Lonesome Town" / “I Got a Feeling” (Imperial 5545)
  • "It's Late" / "Never Be Anyone Else but You" (Imperial 5565)
  • “Just a Little Too Much” / "Sweeter Than You" (Imperial 5595)
  • “Mighty Good” / “I Wanna Be Loved” (Imperial 5614)
  • “Young Emotions” / “Right by My Side” (Imperial 5663)
  • “I’m Not Afraid” / “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” (Imperial 5685)
  • “You Are the Only One” / “Milk Cow Blues” (Imperial 5707)
  • "Travelin' Man" / "Hello Mary Lou" (Imperial 5741)
  • “Everlovin’” / “A Wonder Like You” (Imperial 5770)
  • “Summertime” / "Young World" (Imperial 5805)
  • “I’ve Got My Eyes on You (And I Like What I See)” / "Teen Age Idol" (Imperial 5864)
  • "It's Up to You" / “I Need You” (Imperial 5901)
  • “I’m in Love Again” / “That’s All” (Imperial 5910)
  • “You Don’t Love Me Anymore (And I Can Tell)” / “I Got a Woman” (Decca 31475)
  • “If You Can’t Rock Me” / “Old Enough to Love” (Imperial 5935)
  • “A Long Vacation” / “Mad Mad World” (Imperial 5958)
  • “Gypsy Woman” / "String Along" (Decca 31495)
  • “Time After Time” / “There’s Not a Minute” (Imperial 5985)
  • "Fools Rush In" / “Down Home” (Decca 31533)
  • “Today’s Teardrops” / “Thank You Darlin’” (Imperial 66004)
  • "For You" / “That’s All She Wrote” (Decca 31574)
  • “Congratulations” / “One Minute to One” (Imperial 66017)
  • “The Very Thought of You” / “I Wonder (If Your Love Will Belong to Me)” (Decca 31612)
  • “Lucky Star” / “Everybody but Me” (Imperial 66039)
  • “Lonely Corner” / “There’s Nothing I Can Say” (Decca 31656)
  • “A Happy Guy” / “Don’t Breathe a Word” (Decca 31703)
  • “Mean Old World” / “When the Chips Are Down” (Decca 31756)
  • “Yesterday’s Love” / “Come Out Dancing” (Decca 31800)
  • “Say You Love Me” / “Love and Kisses” (Decca 31845)
  • “Fire Breathin’ Dragon” / “Your Kind of Lovin’ (Decca 31900)
  • “You Just Can’t Quit” / “Louisiana Man” (Decca 31956)
  • “Things You Gave Me” / “Alone” (Decca 32026)
  • “They Don’t Give Medals (To Yesterday’s Heroes)” / “Take a Broken Heart” (Decca 32055)
  • “Take a City Bride” / “I’m Called Lonely” (Decca 32120)
  • “Suzanne on a Sunday Morning” / “Moonshine” (Decca 32176)
  • “Dream Weaver” / “Baby Close Its Eyes” (Decca 32222)
  • “Don’t Blame It on Your Wife” / “Promenade in Green” (Decca 32284)
  • “Don’t Make Promises” / “Barefoot Boy” (Decca 32298)
  • “She Belongs to Me” / “Promises” (Decca 32558)
  • “Easy to Be Free” / “Come on In” (Decca 32635)
  • “I Shall Be Released” / “If You Gotta Go, Go Now” (Decca 32676)
  • “Look at Mary” / “We’ve Got Such a Long Way to Go” (Decca 32711)
  • “How Long” / “Down Along the Bayou Country” (Decca 32739)
  • “Life” / “California” (Decca 32779)
  • “Thank You Lord” / “Sing Me a Song” (Decca 32860)
  • “Gypsy Pilot” / “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” (Decca 32906)
  • "Garden Party" / “So Long Mama” (Decca 32980)
  • “Palace Guard” / “A Flower Opens Gently By” (MCA 40001)
  • “Lifestream” / “Evil Woman Child” (MCA 40130)
  • "Windfall" / “Legacy” (MCA 40187)
  • “One Night Stand” / “Lifestream” (MCA 40214)
  • “Try (Try to Fall in Love)” / “Louisiana Belle” (MCA 40392)
  • “Rock and Roll Lady” / “Fade Away” (MCA 40458)
  • “You Can’t Dance” / “It’s Another Day” (Epic 50458)
  • “Gimme a Little Sign” / “Something You Can’t Buy” (Epic 50501)
  • “Dream Lover” / “That Ain’t the Way Love’s Supposed to Be” (Epic 50674)
  • “It Hasn’t Happened Yet” / “Call It What You Want” (Capitol 4974)
  • “Believe What You Say” / “The Loser Babe Is You” (Capitol 4988)
  • “Give ’em My Number” / “No Fair Falling in Love” (Capitol 5178)
  • “You Know What I Mean” / “Don’t Leave Me This Way” (MCA 52781)
  • “Dream Lover” / “Rave On” (Epic 06066)

Have I Told You Lately that I Love You? is a popular song. ... Poor Little Fool is a popular song. ... Traveling man was a number-one Billboard Hot 100 song in 1961 by Ricky Nelson. ... Hello Mary Lou is a song written by American singer Gene Pitney, and performed by Ricky Nelson in 1961. ... Garden Party was a 1972 hit song for Rick Nelson. ... Windfall is an NBC television series. ...

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