Ricky Nelson was born as Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985), an American rock and roll star, musician, and singer-songwriter. From age eight he starred alongside his family in the radio and television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. In 1957 he began a long and successful career as a popular recording artist. As one of the top "teen idols" of the 1950s his fame led to a motion picture role co-starring alongside John Wayne and Dean Martin in Howard Hawks's western feature film Rio Bravo (1959).
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Peel mentioned on his show in 1970 that he and Marc Bolan would meet up at his home once or twice a week to listen to old records such as Ricky Nelson, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and Elvis Presley . Despite liking his old records, Peel didn't often play much of Ricky Nelson's records on his shows.
- 15 January 1976: unknown
- 28 June 1979: Lonesome Town
- 07 April 1980: If You Can't Rock Me
- 21 February 1984: Bopping The Blues
- 16 December 1994: ‘Stood Up (7 inch )’ London Records