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Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson

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  • Year:
    1987
  • Inducted by:
    John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  • Category:
    Performers
Ricky Nelson

Hall of Fame Essay

1987

Michael Hill

Ozzie and Harriet Nelson helped usher the nation into the television age as graciously as if they were simply showing guests into their home, taking their popular radio show of the Forties, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, before the TV cameras in the Fifties.

It’s fitting that their younger son, Ricky, who was growing up practically in the country’s living rooms, would help usher in the age of rock and roll. Legend has it that the sixteen -year-old Ricky originally wanted to cut records because a girlfriend at the time expressed more interest in Elvis Presley than in him.

1987 Inductee Ricky Nelson

we watched the kid next door grow up, become a superstar in rock and roll.

John Fogerty

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