How Ricky Nelson saved the lives of his twin boys on the mysterious plane accident that led to his own death

Ricky Nelson was adored by his fans for years as a teen pop idol and was one of the most televised musicians of his era.

While many know of the mysterious circumstances of his death, not many know how a last-minute choice saved the lives of his two young sons. 

Ricky Nelson was born Eric Hilliard Nelson in Teaneck, New Jersey, on May 8, 1940. His parents, Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard Nelson were known for their popular sitcom: “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.”