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Ricky Nelson

Rock Star and Actor Ricky Nelson

Full Name: Also known as Rick Nelson [born Eric Hilliard Nelson]
Profession: Rock Star and Actor

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: 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

Events in the Life of Ricky Nelson

  • 1958-08-04 The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the 1st time, with "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson at #1