|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1987
Inducted by: John Fogerty
First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1992 (ranked #137) .
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He should be removed because of his sons.
Posted by Dameon on Friday, 08.1.08 @ 15:45pm
His sons have nothing to do with his induction Dameon. Now kindly go away. You are banished!!
Posted by Bu on Saturday, 12.20.08 @ 14:37pm
What did his sons do?
Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 12.20.08 @ 14:39pm
Matthew and Gunner Nelson (Ricky's sons), formed the 80's hair-metal band Nelson, which had hits with "After The Rain" and "Love And Affection." A very faint blip, even on the radar of 80's hair metal.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 12.20.08 @ 17:28pm
Ricky Nelson's "Summertime" has been copied several times. The Blues Magoos used it for "We Ain't got Nothing Yet" and Deep Purple used it for "Black Night".
Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 08.18.09 @ 11:30am
Hey, DC...speaking of Ricky Nelson, are you familiar with this song? One of his other incarnations...
Posted by Gitarzan on Wednesday, 08.4.10 @ 19:15pm
Altrough he had to wait to gain the same level of respect as other early rock and roll greats, Ricky Nelson was one of the biggest teen idols of the 50s and wrote some of the finest rock songs of the era like "Teenage Garden Party". Sure, he had more push then any other 50s rock singer, but his singing voice wasn't the greatest and people like Elvis and Gene Vencent certinly outrocked him. But Ricky was consistent during the early years of his career, creating delightful rockabilly hybrids with ace session musicians and projecting an archtype of a sensitive young adult with his vocals. He has also played an often overlooked part in rock and roll's place in mainstream American culutre. How bad could rock and roll be if it was featured on an American family comedy?
Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 10.23.12 @ 23:45pm
Ricky Nelson was an early teenage idol who possessed a considerable amount of talent that complemented his good looks, although it took him awhile to gain the same level of respect as other early rock n' roll greats. Yet, the agreement is that he made some of the greatest rock recordings of his era like "Teenage Garden Party."
Posted by Andrew on Monday, 08.19.13 @ 20:30pm
Ricky Nelson was an early teenage idol who possessed a significant amount of talent that complemented his good looks, although it took him a while to achieve the same level of critical respect as other early rock n' roll greats, yet the agreement can be made that Rick made some of the finest rock recordings of his era.
Posted by Andrew on Sunday, 04.20.14 @ 00:46am
There is at least a paragraph or two in your write up that reads word for word Nelson's entry at Allmusic.com. Must just be a remarkable coincidence.
Posted by dezmond on Monday, 04.21.14 @ 22:10pm
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