Eric Hilliard "Ricky" Nelson, later known as Rick Nelson, was a singer,
musician, and Golden Globe-nominated actor. With fifty-three Hot 100
hits between 1957 and 1973, including nineteen top-ten hits, Nelson was
second only to Elvis Presley as the most popular rock and roll artist of the
1950s and 1960s. Nelson began his entertainment career in 1949 playing
himself, along with his mother and father and big brother David, in the
radio sitcom series, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.