Ricky Nelson - Fol-de-Rol 01

Ricky Nelson as the Minstrel in Fol-de-Rol

'"Ricky" Nelson' (1940–1985), was a actor/singer who starred as the singing Minstrel in Fol-de-Rol, performing the songs "Life" and "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother." Nelson shot to fame starring on his family's popular sitcom, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. In 1957, he covered the Fats Domino song "I'm Walkin" on the show, and it was so successful that he began performing a song on the series each week, which launched a successful recording career for the teen idol.

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