Full Name: Also known as Rick Nelson [born Eric Hilliard Nelson]
Profession: Rock Star and Actor
Biography: Younger son in his parents' radio program and TV series "The Aventures of Ozzie and Harriet", became a teen singing idol with such songs as "Poor Little Fool", "Travelin' Man" and "Hello, Mary-Lou".
His last hit record was "Garden Party".
Born: May 8, 1940
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, USA
Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus
Died: December 31, 1985 (aged 45)
Cause of Death: Plane crash
- 1958-08-04 The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the 1st time, with "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson at #1
- 1987-01-21 2nd Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Coasters; Eddie Cochran; Bo Diddley; Aretha Franklin; Marvin Gaye; Bill Haley; B.B. King; Clyde McPhatter; Ricky Nelson; Roy Orbison; Carl Perkins; Smokey Robinson; Joe Turner; Muddy Waters; Jackie Wilson; Louis Jordan; T-Bone Walker; Hank Williams; Leonard Chess; Ahmet Ertegun; Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; and Jerry Wexler