Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.RIcky Nelson or, Rick Nelson (born Eric Hilliard Nelson; May 8, 1940 December 31, 1985), was an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and actor. HE placed fifty-three songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1957 and 1973, including nineteen top-ten hits, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987.NElson began his entertainment career in 1949 playing himself in the radio sitcom series, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and, in 1952, appeared in his first feature film, Here Come the Nelsons. IN 1957, he recorded his first single, debuted as a singer on the television version of the sitcom, and recorded a number one album, Ricky. IN 1958, Nelson recorded his first number one single, "Poor Little Fool", and, in 1959, received a Golden Globe Most Promising Male Newcomer nomination after starring in the western film, Rio Bravo. A Few films followed, and, when the television series was cancelled in 1966, Nelson made occasional appearances as a guest star on various television programs.