singer, songwriter, musician
and actor - a teenage idol
became hits, but Ricky confessed that he
preferred to sing up tempo material.
as he performs the rousing rockabilly number
"I Got a Feeling," a top 10 hit eclipsed
on the chart by the B ballad,
family's sitcom, Ozzie Nelson had a reputation
as a domineering, controlling patriarch.
Ozzie did not allow Ricky to appear on
TV shows that could have helped him to
become an even bigger star, such as
American Bandstand and Ed Sullivan.
on other TV shows was shrewd because it
helped boost ratings for Ozzie and Harriet.
The Nelsons' series remained the only place
where fans could see Ricky singing his latest