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Ricky Nelson - Believe What You Say
1958


Ricky Nelson
May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985


"Crown Prince of Rock 'n' Roll"

The Nelson Family Ricky Nelson sings on Ozzie and Harriet Ricky Nelson - teen idol Rick Nelson - country-rock singer
LEFT: Ricky was born into a show biz family with bandleader father, Ozzie, and songstress mother, Harriet. The Nelson's radio show from the late '40s developed into television's "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" in 1952. LEFT CENTER: Ricky's interest in singing Rock 'n' Roll led to spot promotions on their tv show watched by millions through the 1950s. His smooth, non-threatening middle-class Rockabilly sound helped introduce Rock 'n' Roll into the living rooms of America. RIGHT CENTER: Singing a mixture of rockers and ballads, sixteen-year-old Ricky became a teen idol — charting 33 Top Forty hits over the next seven years. RIGHT: In the 'late 1960s Rick became an early proponent of Country Rock fronting his Stone Canyon Band. He and the band died in a plane crash enroute to a New Year's date on December 31, 1985.

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"History books are gonna have to say
that he played a big role in Rock 'n' Roll music"

— CARL PERKINS


"He was Hollywood . . . but Rick made some of
the best Rockabilly records ever. Equal to Sun Records."

— JOHN FOGERTY


.Featured Sites .

Official Ricky Nelson website
Ricky Nelson - Rock + Roll Hall of Fame and Museum website
Rick Nelson - Rockabilly Hall of Fame website
official site

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Teenage Idol:
Travellin Man
Rick Nelson
Ricky Nelson - Teen Idol Travelling Man
Rick Nelson - Idol for a Generation
The Complete Biography of Rick Nelson
by Philip Bashe
1992
Idol For A
Geneation
by Joel Selvin
out of print


Ricky Nelson Song Books Available Online
The Ricky Nelson Guitar Collection
published by Hal Leonard
Ricky Nelson — 20 Greatest Hits
published by Hal Leonard
Ricky Nelson — Rock 'n' Roll Idol
edited by Carol Cuellar


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Rockin with Ricky
Ricky
Ricky Nelson:
Legacy
Rockin' with Ricky
Ricky
Ricky Nelson - Legacy
Rockabilly
1957-1962
Ace (UK)
1 CD / 32 tracks
1996
Imperial recordings
1957-1962
Capitol
1 CD / 31 tracks
2001
Hits on all labels
1957-1985
Capitol
4 CDs / 100 tracks
2000


Ricky Nelson
25 Greatest Hits
Ricky Nelson
The American Dream
Ricky Nelson
Ricky Nelson - 25 Greatest Hits
Ricky Nelson: The American Dream
Ricky Nelson: A&E companion cd
includes some lesser-known recordings
EMI Gold Imports
1 CD / 25 tracks
2000
Imperial and Verve
recordings
1957-1962
Bear Family
6 CDs / 180 tracks
2001
Companion cd
to A&E Biography
Capitol
1 CD / 14 tracks
1999


Ricky Nelson
Greatest Hits


Ricky Nelson -  Greatest Hits




includes a dvd of 10 Ozzie and Harriet tv song performances
Capitol
1 CD / 25 tracks
1 DVD / 10 tv songs
2005


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Ricky Nelson
Sings
A Tribute to
Ricky Nelson
Rockin' with
Rick and Fats
Ricky Nelson Sings
A Tribute to Ricky Nelson
Rockin' with Rick and Fats
Includes songs performed on Ozzie and Harriet
2005
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VHS | DVD
1986
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VHS | DVD
1985
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VHS | DVD


Movies featuring Ricky Nelson

Here Come
the Nelsons
Rio Bravo
The Wackiest
Ship in the Army
Over The Hill
Gang
Ricky Nelson - Here Come the Nelsons movie
Ricky Nelson - Rio Bravo movie
Ricky Nelson - The Wackiest Ship in the Army movie
Ricky Nelson - Over The Hill Gang movie
1952
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VHS | DVD
1959
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VHS | DVD
1960
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VHS | DVD
1969
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VHS | DVD


The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet televisioon shows

Adventures of
Ozzie and Harriet
Ozzie and Harriet
TV Collection
Adventures of
Ozzie and Harriet
Ricky Nelson - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet television show
Ricky Nelson - Ozzie and Harriet Collection
Ricky Nelson - Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet box set
2006
Each DVD has 4 classic episodes
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Volume 1 (1952)
Volume 2 (1954)
Volume 3 (1952)
2006
5 DVD box set
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Available Soon
2006
box set
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VHS | DVD
Caution:
Do not buy dvd format until quality issue is resolved


Other television shows featuring Ricky Nelson

The
Hardy Boys
Ricky Nelson - The Hardy Boys television show
Rick sings 8 songs
2006
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Life Magazine Cover
1958
Comic Book
1959
Walk of Fame
1985
Ricky Nelson on cover of Life magazine
Ricky Nelson Comic Book
Ricky Nelson Hall of Fame Star
.Walk Of Fame.
1515 Vine Street
Hollywood, California




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