For sale is a fantastic 1958 RICKY NELSON SOUVENIR BOOKLET & original newspaper clippings about his tragic 1985 death. This souvenir picture booklet of singer, actor and teen heart throb Ricky Nelson is in very good condition. The book is complete but a page in the middle has become loose from the binding. The book summarizes Nelson singing and acting career. It features plenty of black and white photographs of Nelson singing and also starring in movies with the leading men of the day– John Wayne and Dean Martin. The booklet measure 9 inches by 12 inches. Inside the front cover includes info about the Rick Nelson Fan Club. Included with the book is a handful of 1980s newspaper clippings all of which concern the tragic death of the singer and his band in a New Year’s Eve 1985 plane crash. A rare 1950s Hollywood and Rock and Roll collectible.
Eric Hilliard “Ricky” Nelson was an American musician, songwriter and actor. At 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. His fame led to a motion picture role co-starring alongside John Wayne, Dean Martin and Angie Dickinson in Howard Hawks’ western feature film Rio Bravo. He placed 53 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including “Poor Little Fool” 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 in 1987.