Ricky's singing carried on strong to the end of the fifties, thru the sixties, right into the seventies and still did heavy touring in the eighties. Through out this time Ricky recorded true classics like "Lonsome Town," Poor Little Fool," "Never Be Anyonelse," Hello Marylou," "Garden Party," nad a truck load of others. Rick also found his into love and married the beautiful blonde bombshell daughter of football legend Tom Harmon, Kristin in 1963. The two had four children, actress Tracy Nelson, Rock duo Nelson, Mat and Gunner.
Saddly, during a tour in 1985 Ricky was killed in a plain crash but he will never be forgotten.
Today his sons, Gunner and Matthew, keep the music in the family alive. Both Ozzie And Harriet have passed.