On December 30, 1957, Ricky rounded off a spectacular year with yet another chart entry and another of his most famous songs.
The 'Ricky Part 1' disc gave the teen idol a No.1 on the Billboard EP chart of November 25, 1957, before he had either a No.1 single or album.
In November 1957, the ‘Ricky’ set gave the teenage phenomenon his first US LP release.
Mass-marketed music for the X-Factor generation promoting attractive, clean-living male singers is hardly a new thing.
The Johnny Burnette song was another chart favourite for the teen idol.
The family group from Staunton, Virginia were giants of the traditional country music scene by the mid-1980s.
The song written by Sharon Sheeley made history on the August 4, 1958 chart.
Listen to some of the well-known and more obscure entries on Billboard's first-ever Hot 100, for the week of August 4, 1958.
From Ricky Nelson's 'Lonesome Town' to Elvis Presley's 'The Wonder Of You,' the versatile composer left his mark on pop history.
The Crickets' final UK chart appearance was a nod to the late Ritchie Valens, and featured A-list contributors James Burton and Leon Russell.
The Hag's seventh No.1 featured such great players as James Burton and Jim Gordon.
In May 1969, Nelson recorded the song that heralded his new incarnation with the Stone Canyon Band.
Ricky's second and final US No.1 single was literally retrieved from the garbage can, and had connections to Sam Cooke and Glen Campbell.
In February 1958, 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet' was in its sixth series and its teenage star was on singing duty.
uDiscover Music presents a selection of 20 key events and discoveries in Knopfler's life and career, as described by the man himself.