Born Eric Nelson to his famous parents Ozzie and Harriet Nelson in 1940, Rick Nelson came to be a teen idol in the 60's and 70's. His hit Garden Party made him famous and some say the term "teen idol" started with him.

Rick Nelson's life was cut short when his plane made an emergency landing in Texas and then burst into flames.

Rick has four children, with Matthew and Gunnar being the most famous as the "Nelson twins" (think long hair).