Ricky Nelson

1940 - 1985

Ricky Nelson

Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985), known professionally as Ricky Nelson until his 21st birthday when he officially dropped the "y" and simply became Rick Nelson, was an American rock & roll star, pop pioneer, musician, and singer-songwriter. 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 4,769,373 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 439th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.38

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Ricky Nelson ranks 441 out of 3,001Before him are Solomiya Krushelnytska, Zaz, Mohammed Rafi, Marian Anderson, Neda Ukraden, and Perry Como. After him are Sertab Erener, Nellie Melba, Ruslana, Isabelle Aubret, LP, and Bobby Solo.

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Among people born in 1940, Ricky Nelson ranks 144Before him are Enrico Bombieri, Jan Jongbloed, Katharine Ross, Wilma Rudolph, Fouad Twal, and Michael Parks. After him are Leonard Susskind, Abbas El Fassi, Hiroshi Katayama, David Koch, Tony Sheridan, and Haing S. Ngor. Among people deceased in 1985, Ricky Nelson ranks 64Before him are Theodore Sturgeon, Philly Joe Jones, Michael Redgrave, Louise Brooks, Alfredo Foni, and Karl Menger. After him are Paul Castellano, Fred Uhlman, Heinz Hoffmann, Matti Järvinen, Eugene Ormandy, and Anton Karas.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ricky Nelson ranks 2,480 out of 12,171Before him are Wesley Clark (1944), Melissa McCarthy (1970), Delmer Daves (1904), George William Hill (1838), Woody Strode (1914), and Jane Darwell (1879). After him are Henry Murray (1893), Ken Mattingly (1936), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), Kate Millett (1934), Nora Ephron (1941), and Ronny Cox (1938).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Ricky Nelson ranks 131Before him are Roberta Flack (1937), Selena (1971), Akon (1973), Tracy Chapman (1964), Marian Anderson (1897), and Perry Como (1912). After him are Dusty Hill (1949), Taylor Swift (1989), Pink (1979), Daddy Yankee (1977), Carly Simon (1945), and Brenda Lee (1944).