On Ron’s Golden Oldies this week…
Ron is featuring pioneer Rock and Roll artist Ricky Nelson on the program this Thursday
Streaming Live on Northside Radio FM99.3 Sydney’s leading Community Radio Station.
“The expression “teen idol” was first coined to describe Nelson”
Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985) was an American
musician, songwriter 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.
The expression “teen idol” was first coined to describe Nelson, and his fame
as both a recording artist and television star also led to a motion picture role
co-starring alongside John Wayne, Dean Martin, Walter Brennan, and
Angie Dickinson in Howard Hawks’s western feature film Rio Bravo (1959).
He placed 54 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, and its predecessors, between
1957 and 1973, including “Poor Little Fool” in 1958, which was the first number one song on Billboard magazine’s then-newly created Hot 100 chart.
He recorded 19 additional top ten hits and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987. On the Australian charts, Ricky had 20 hits between 1958 and 1985, including 2 #1s.
Ron will play many of Ricky’s hits during the show, along with many more of the early pioneers.
Tune in this Thursday, 12 noon to 4pm right here on Northside Radio
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