Cover story: Rick Nelson was more than just another pretty face

Being the protective, image-conscious father he was, Ozzie Nelson took great pains to groom his son, Ricky, as a clean-cut, all-American teen idol in the white-washed, conservative 1950s.

ricknelson_1971_2pp.jpgThe making of a teen idol

Much has been made over the years of the relationship between Ozzie and Rick. To hear Jimmie Haskell, Rick’s longtime record producer, tell it, the two had what he characterizes as &ldq

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