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.
The 1966 album announced the singer's fully-fledged conversion to the Nashville sound.
In May 1969, Nelson recorded the song that heralded his new incarnation with the Stone Canyon Band.
A huge chapter in US rock history ended as CCR entered the Billboard chart with their last studio album.
The 1974 album stands among the favorites of many longtime Nelson fans, and remains a delightful listen.
Rick and his Stone Canyon Band found new success with first the 'Garden Party' single, then the album of the same name.
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.
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 pop singer-songwriter's long and successful career began in the 1950s and included multiple top-ten hits.
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.