Nelson, Ricky; Singer.

1958-09-05

Portrait of Ricky Nelson with guitar. "Ricky Nelson was an early teen idol who had a considerable amount of talent to complement his blue-eyed good looks, on television, he and his older brother David acted out their real-life roles as the sons of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, as a rock-and-rolling teenager on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Ricky Nelson practically grew up in the nation’s living rooms, for a period of years, beginning in 1957, each episode would conclude with a song by Ricky Nelson and his band ... as unlikely as it may seem, he turned out to be the real thing: a mellow-voiced singer/guitarist with an instinctive feel for the country-rooted side of rockabilly, moreover, he had good taste in musicians, hiring guitarist extraordinaire James Burton as the mainstay of his band. With his arsenal of expert rockabilly licks, Burton brought serious credibility to Nelson’s musical endeavors," from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's website.


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