Rick had been developing a country-influenced sound for many years when an October 1971 concert brought him to a crossroads.
After almost simultaneous US top ten hits with ‘Just A Little Too Much’ and ‘Sweeter Than You,’ the teen idol charted with the 'Songs By Ricky' album.
Hank's final recording session produced his last country chart-topper.
In September 1963, Rick revived Glenn Miller's World War II hit 'Fools Rush In' for his next successful 45.
The LP marked the star's debut at his new home of Decca Records.
'Hello Mary Lou' was written by Gene Pitney, during his important year of 1961, as Ricky turned 21.
'Bright Lights & Country Music' announced the singer's fully-fledged “conversion” to the Nashville sound.
The pop singer-songwriter's long and successful career began in the 1950s and included multiple top-ten hits.
The second phase of Rick Nelson's career was taking shape in a studio on 10 May 1969, when he recorded Bob Dylan's You Belong To Me.
A huge chapter in US rock history ended as CCR entered the Billboard chart with their last studio album, 'Mardi Gras.'
The 1974 album stands among the favourites of many longtime Nelson fans, and remains a delightful listen.
As the former pop idol adjusted his sound to suit more adult tastes, 'Dream Weaver' was one of his singles that missed the US bestsellers.
Re-runs of the famous show will include appearances by Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and the only TV performance by Derek and the Dominos.
Rick Is 21 entered the US chart for Rick Nelson on 29 May 1961, in the week that its single ‘Travellin’ Man’ raced to No. 1 on the Hot 100.
uDiscover celebrates a enduring ballad that connects Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Rick Nelson, Norah Jones and the Rolling Stones, 'The Nearness Of You,'