Ricky Nelson

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Ricky Nelson
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Nazionalità Stati Uniti Stati Uniti
Genere Rock and roll
Rockabilly
Country rock
Pop rock
Periodo di attività 1957-1985
Etichetta Imperial, Decca
Album pubblicati 67

Ricky Nelson (nome d'arte di Eric Hilliard "Ricky" Nelson; Teaneck, 8 maggio 1940De Kalb, 31 dicembre 1985) è stato un cantante e attore statunitense di musica rock and roll.

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Nel 1958 il singolo Poor Little Fool raggiunse la prima posizione nella Billboard Hot 100 per due settimane, la quarta nella UK Singles Chart e la sesta in Norvegia. Idolo dei teenager americani, recitò anche nel western Un dollaro d'onore (1959) di Howard Hawks, accanto a John Wayne e Dean Martin, e fu una star televisiva grazie alla sit com The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, nella quale recitò accanto ai genitori, Ozzie e Harriet Nelson, celebri musicisti. Nel 1961 il singolo Travelin' Man raggiunse la prima posizione nella Billboard Hot 100 per due settimane.

Ricky Nelson (a destra) con i genitori e il fratello David nella sit com The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1960)

Il suo successo del 1975 Try (Try To Fall In Love), scritta da Norman DesRosiers per il suo gruppo The Groupies (che la incisero nel 1974), venne portata al successo in Italia da Roberto Vecchioni con il titolo Irene, incisa su 45 giri e nell'album Ipertensione.

Ricky Nelson morì tragicamente il 31 dicembre 1985, all'età di quarantacinque anni. Mentre viaggiava dall'Alabama verso Dallas, dove era atteso per uno show celebrativo del capodanno, il suo aereo si schiantò in un campo nei pressi di DeKalb, in Texas). Nel 1987, due anni dopo la sua morte, fu accolto nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; il cantante ha inoltre una stella nella Hollywood Walk of Fame, al 1515 Vine Street.

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  • 1957 - I'm Walkin'/A Teenager's Romance (Verve Records, 10047)
  • 1957 - You're My One and Only Love/Honey Rock (Verve Records, 10070)
  • 1957 - Be-Bop Baby/Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Imperial Records, 5463)
  • 1957 - Stood Up/Waitin' in School (Imperial Records, 5483)
  • 1958 - Believe What You Say/My Bucket's Got a Hole in It (Imperial Records, 5583)
  • 1958 - Poor Little Fool/Don't Leave Me This Way (Imperial Records, 5528)
  • 1958 - Lonesome Town/Got a Feeling (Imperial Records, 5545)
  • 1959 - Never Be Anyone Else But You/It's Late (Imperial Records, 5565)
  • 1959 - Just a Little Too Much/Sweeter Than You (Imperial Records, 5595)
  • 1959 - I Wanna Be Loved/Mighty Good (Imperial Records, 5614)
  • 1960 - Young Emotions/Right By My Side (Imperial Records, 5663)
  • 1960 - I'm Not Afraid/Yes Sir, That's My Baby (Imperial Records, 5685)
  • 1960 - You Are the Only One/Milk Cow Blues (Imperial Records, 5707)
  • 1961 - Travelin' Man/Hello Mary Lou (Imperial Records, 5741)
  • 1961 - A Wonder Like You/Everlovin' (Imperial Records, 5770)
  • 1962 - Young World/Summertime (Imperial Records, 5805)
  • 1962 - Teen Age Idol/I've Got My Eyes on You (Imperial Records, 5864)
  • 1962 - It's Up to you/I Need You (Imperial Records, 5901)
  • 1963 - That's All/I'm in Love Again (Imperial Records, 5910)
  • 1963 - Old Enough to Love/If You Can't Rock Me (Imperial Records, 5935)
  • 1963 - A Long Vacation/Mad Mad World (Imperial Records, 5958)
  • 1963 - Time After Time/There's Not a Minute (Imperial Records, 5985)
  • 1963 - Today's Teardrops/Thank You Darlin' (Imperial Records, 66004)
  • 1963 - You Don't Love Me Anymore (And I Can Tell)/I Got a Woman (Decca Records, 31475)
  • 1963 - String Along/Gypsy Woman (Decca Records, 31495)
  • 1963 - Fools Rush In/Down Home (Decca Records, 31533)
  • 1963 - For You/That's All She Wrote (Decca Records, 31574)
  • 1963 - Gypsy Woman/For Your Sweet Love (Decca Records, 34193-S)
  • 1963 - Pick Up the Pieces/Every Time I See You Smilin' (Decca Records, 34194-S)
  • 1963 - One Boy Too Late/Everytime I Think About You (Decca Records, 34195-S)
  • 1963 - Let's Talk the Whole Thing Over/I Got a Woman (Decca Records, 34196-S)
  • 1963 - I Will Follow You/What Comes Next (Decca Records, 34197-S)
  • 1964 - Congratulations/One Minute to One (Imperial Records, 66017)
  • 1964 - Everybody But Me/Lucky Star (Imperial Records, 66039)
  • 1964 - The Very Thought of You/I Wonder (If Your Love Will Ever Belong to Me) (Decca Records, 31612/31612-PS)
  • 1964 - There's Nothing I Can Say/Lonely Corner (Decca Records, 31656/31656-PS)
  • 1964 - A Happy Guy/Don't Breathe a Word (Decca Records, 31703/31703-PS)
  • 1965 - Mean Old World/When the Chips Are Down (Decca Records, 31756/31756-PS)
  • 1965 - Yesterday's Love/Come Out Dancin' (Decca Records, 31800/31800-PS)
  • 1965 - Love and Kisses/Say You Love Me (Decca Records, 31845/31845-PS)
  • 1966 - Your Kind of Lovin'/Fire Breathin' Dragon (Decca Records, 31900/31900-PS)
  • 1966 - Louisiana Man/You Just Can't Quit (Decca Records, 31956/31956-PS)
  • 1966 - Alone/Things You Gave Me (Decca Records, 32026/32026-PS)
  • 1966 - They Don't Give Medals (To Yesterday's Heroes)/Take a Broken Heart (Decca Records, 32055)
  • 1967 - Take a City Bride/I'm Called Lonely (Decca Records, 32120/32120-PS)
  • 1967 - Moonshine/Suzanne on a Sunday Morning (Decca Records, 32176)
  • 1967 - Dream Weaver/Baby Close Your Eyes (Decca Records, 32222)
  • 1968 - Don't Blame It on Your Wife/Promenade in Green (Decca Records, 32284)
  • 1968 - Barefoot Boy/Don't Make Promises (Decca Records, 32298)
  • 1969 - She Belongs to Me/Promises (Decca Records, 32550)
  • 1970 - Easy to Be/Come On In (Decca Records, 32635)
  • 1970 - I Shall Be Released/If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Decca Records, 32676)
  • 1970 - Look at Mary/We Got Such a Long Way to Go (Decca Records, 32711)
  • 1970 - How Long/Down Along the Bayou Country (Decca Records, 32739)
  • 1971 - Life/California (Decca Records, 32779)
  • 1971 - Thank You Lord/Sing Me a Song (Decca Records, 32860)
  • 1971 - Love Minus Zero-No Limit/Gypsy Pilot (Decca Records, 32906)
  • 1972 - Garden Paryu/So Long Mama (Decca Records, 32980)
  • 1973 - Be-Bop Baby/Stood Up (United Artists Records, 0071)
  • 1973 - Lonesome Town/It's Up to You (United Artists Records, 0072)
  • 1973 - Poor Little Fool/My Bucket's Got a Hole in It (United Artists Records, 0073)
  • 1973 - Travelin' Man/Believe What You Say (United Artists Records, 0074)
  • 1973 - Teen Age Idol/Young Emotions (United Artists Records, 0075)
  • 1973 - Never Be Anyone Else But You/That's All (United Artists Records, 0076)
  • 1973 - Young World/It's Late (United Artists Records, 0077)
  • 1973 - Just a Little Too Much/Waitin' in School (United Artists Records, 0078)
  • 1973 - Hello Mary Lou/Sweeter Than You (United Artists Records, 0079)
  • 1973 - A Wonder Like You/Everlovin' (United Artists Records, 0080)
  • 1973 - Palace Guard/Flower Opens Gently By (MCA Records, 40001)
  • 1973 - Evil Woman Child/Lifestream (MCA Records, 40130)
  • 1974 - Windfall/Legacy (MCA Records, 40187)
  • 1974 - One Night Stand/Listream (MCA Records, 40214)
  • 1975 - Louisiana Belle/Try (Try to Fall in Love) (MCA Records, 40392)
  • 1975 - Rock and Roll Lady/Fadeaway (MCA Records, 40458)
  • 1977 - It's Another Day/You Can't Dance (Epic Records, 50458)
  • 1978 - Gimme a Little Sign/Something You Can't Buy (Epic Records, 50501)
  • 1979 - Dream Lover/That Ain't the Way Love's Supposed to Be (Epic Records, 50674)
  • 1981 - Almost Saturday Night/The Loser Babe Is You (Capitol Records, 4962)
  • 1981 - Call It What You Wan't/It Hasn't Happened Yet (Capitol Records, 4974)
  • 1981 - Believe What You Say/The Loser Babe Is You (Capitol Records, 4988)
  • 1982 - No Fair Falling in Love/Give 'Em My Number (Capitol Records, B-5178)
  • 1986 - You Know What I Mean/Don't Leave Me This Way (MCA Records, 52781)

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