Knowledge Identifier: +Ricky_Nelson
American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and actor, starring alongside his family in the long-running television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet , as well as co-starring alongside John Wayne and Dean Martin in Howard Hawks' Western feature film Rio Bravo
Born in 1940.
Countries: United States (75%), New Jersey (6%), Wisconsin (5%)
Linked to: Decca Records, Garden Party, Waitin' In School, Billboard
Bashe 17 The Nelsons bought a two-story Colonial in Tenafly, New Jersey, New Jersey, and six months after the purchase, moved with son David to Hollywood, California where Ozzie and Harriet were slated to appear in the 1941-42 season of Red Skelton's "The Raleigh Cigarette Hour;" Ricky remained in Tenafly, New Jersey in the care of his paternal grandmother
Dave Bartholomew - Pat Boone's cover of "Ain't That a Shame," and Ricky Nelson's version of "I'm Walkin'" were top twenty hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s
James Burton - Since the 1950s, Burton has recorded and performed with an array of notable singers, including Bob Luman, Dale Hawkins, Ricky Nelson, Elvis_Presley, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, John Denver, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Claude King, Elvis Costello, Joe Osborn, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell, Vince Gill, Suzi Quatro and Allen "Puddler" Harris
Nelson attended Gardner Street Public School, Bancroft Junior High, and Hollywood High School between 1954 and 1958 from which he graduated with a B average
Holdship 2 He was strongly influenced by the music of Carl Perkins and once said he tried to emulate the sound and the tone of the guitar break in Perkins' March 1956 Top Ten hit, "Blue Suede Shoes"
John Russell (actor) - Russell appeared in other motion pictures for Warner Brothers, notably as the villain in "Yellowstone Kelly" with other Warner Brothers Television contract stars as well as the Howard Hawks 1959 western, "Rio Bravo", which starred John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Walter Brennan
Lee Gordon (promoter) - In September 1960, after two years of protracted negotiations, Gordon managed to book a concert tour by TV heartthrob and rock'n'roll star Ricky Nelson
Yet Nelson himself did not reach the Top 40 again until 1970, when he recorded Bob Dylan's "She Belongs to Me" with the Stone Canyon Band, featuring steel guitarist Tom Brumley, and Randy Meisner before the Eagles formed
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, because, in his mind, he was playing new songs instead of just his old hits
In 1973, he had an acting role in an episode of "The Streets of San Francisco", in which he played the part of a hippie flute-playing leader of a harem of young prostitutes
Even in the 1980s, when Nelson realized his dream of meeting Carl Perkins, Perkins noted that he and "Ricky" were the last of the "rockabilly breed