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Oct 04, 2021

Rising to prominence in the 1950s as a teen idol on his parents’ long-running sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, on which he portrayed himself, actor and musician Rick “Ricky” Nelson began his career as a popular recording artist in 1957 at the age of 17. Consisting entirely of covers, Nelson’s chart-topping debut album Ricky introduced the world to the rockabilly and country pop fixations upon which he would expand throughout the remainder of his 28-year musical career, gradually evolving toward and settling upon a firmer country rock sound with the release of Rudy the Fifth 14 years later. More