1949 to 1985
May 8, 1940 in Teaneck
December 31, 1985
Los Angeles, California, United States
rock n roll artist
Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 - December 31, 1985) - known as Ricky Nelson, later also as Rick Nelson - was an American actor, musician and singer-songwriter. He starred alongside his family in the television series, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-66), as well as co-starring alongside John Wayne and Dean Martin in Howard Hawks's western feature film, Rio Bravo (1959). He placed 53 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1957 and 1973 including "Poor Little Fool" which holds the distinction of being the first #1 song on Billboard magazine's then-newly created Hot 100 chart.