Ricky Nelson

1940 - 1985

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Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985), known professionally as Ricky Nelson, was an American singer, pop pioneer, musician, and actor. From age eight he starred alongside his family in the radio and television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. In 1957, he began a long and successful career as a popular recording artist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ricky Nelson has received more than 6,159,953 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Ricky Nelson is the 325th most popular singer (up from 440th in 2019), the 2,076th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,480th in 2019) and the 107th most popular American Singer.

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  • 37

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  • 2.61

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  • 4.72

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Among singers, Ricky Nelson ranks 325 out of 3,541Before him are Tim Staffell, Busta Rhymes, Barry Manilow, Solomon Burke, Sarah Brightman, and Tarja Turunen. After him are Giuditta Pasta, Jon Anderson, Shi Pei Pu, Bobby Solo, Laura Pausini, and Loalwa Braz.

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Among people born in 1940, Ricky Nelson ranks 130Before him are Roger Ailes, Adel Emam, Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma, Richard Pryor, Haing S. Ngor, and John Havlicek. After him are Max Mosley, Annie Ernaux, Joseph L. Goldstein, Jerzy Buzek, John Grinder, and Jan Janssen. Among people deceased in 1985, Ricky Nelson ranks 52Before him are Emílio Garrastazu Médici, Eric Voegelin, The Singing Nun, Ernst Öpik, David Byron, and Herbert Bayer. After him are Axel Springer, Louise Brooks, Wellington Koo, Philly Joe Jones, Ruth Gordon, and Nicolas Frantz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ricky Nelson ranks 2,076 out of 15,968Before him are Tommie Smith (1944), Frank Borzage (1894), Sojourner Truth (1797), Abigail Adams (1744), Chuck Yeager (1923), and Sam Raimi (1959). After him are Chet Atkins (1924), Hubert Humphrey (1911), Carl Andre (1935), Daniel Carleton Gajdusek (1923), John C. Mather (1946), and Ric Flair (1949).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Ricky Nelson ranks 107Before him are Justin Timberlake (1981), Perry Como (1912), Ariana Grande (1993), Busta Rhymes (1972), Barry Manilow (1943), and Solomon Burke (1936). After him are Michael Bolton (1953), Stevie Nicks (1948), George Strait (1952), R. Kelly (1967), Neil Sedaka (1939), and Roberta Flack (1937).