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Just learning about this gem

Netflix recently added 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet'. I began watching this show. I am born in 1959. I viewed several amazing reruns of the great oldies all my life. Where was this gem hidden from us in Toronto all my growing up years? I feel like I have a chance to hear a new artist and it's the year 1959. What a talented young man! I want to own every song he has ever made. Great show too. I hope to collect the entire series.

Ricky Nelson...... essential Rock & Roll

In the late 50's Ricky Nelson was one of the biggest R & R sensations of his time, along with Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers he was the teenage compliment to Elvis. My personal all time favorite, "Believe What You Say" was the most played dance single at our youth club in Southchurch Park, Southend-on-Sea in England UK when we were 16 to 19 year olds having fun away from coffee bars & mums and dads!


Born: May 08, 1940 in Teaneck, NJ

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Rick Nelson was one of the very biggest of the '50s teen idols, so it took awhile for him to attain the same level of critical respectability as other early rock greats. Yet now the consensus is that he made some of the finest pop/rock recordings of his era. Sure, he had more promotional push than any other rock musician of the '50s; no, he wasn't the greatest singer; and yes, Elvis, Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, and others rocked harder. But Nelson was extraordinarily consistent during the first five...
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