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  Bobby Vee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bobby Vee also appeared in several of the Scopitone series of early film-and-music recordings.
Vee is still active and touring as a performer as of spring 2005.
Bobby Vee is a recipient of the state of North Dakota's Roughrider Award and his contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
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 Bobby Vinton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bobby Vinton (born April 16, 1935) is an American pop music singer.
After a brief spell in the US Army, Bobby was signed to Epic records in 1960 as a bandleader: "A Young Man With A Big Band." Two albums and several singles were not successful however, and with Epic ready to pull the plug, Vinton found his first hit single literally sitting in a reject pile.
Bobby Vinton's birthplace of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania is also the birth place of the late legendary crooner Perry Como.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bobby_Vinton   (542 words)

  
 Bobby Vee Page
Bobby Vee got his first break in show business as the result of a tragedy and went on to become one of the biggest rock-and-roll stars of the pre-Beatles era.
Bobby Vee was given the assignment of covering the song to sell in the US market, but his recording did not meet with success.
Bobby Vee was a polite, clean-cut singer in an era that rewarded someone with a repertoire such as his.
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 Bobby Vee
Bobby Vee was born Robert Thomas Velline in Fargo, North Dakota on April 30, 1943 into a musical family.
Bobby Vee and the Shadows signed with Liberty Records in the fall of '59 and the band continued on until 1963, when Bill, deciding the road was not to his liking, left to pursue interests closer to home.
If "Susie Baby" served as Bobby Vee's entrance into the world of Billboards Hot 100, then 'Devil or Angel' was certainly the foundation for a string of hit records reaching the nations top 20 throughout the entire 60s era.
www.classicbands.com /bobbyvee.html   (1484 words)

  
 icLiverpool - Bobby Vee's bouncing back   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Indeed Bobby Vee's own career literally had lift-off after the disastrous air crash in February 1959 that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper on their way to a show in Iowa.
It was the 15-year-old Bobby Vee, chosen simply because he knew the words to all the songs.
Vee was born Robert Thomas Velline in Fargo, North Dakota on April 30, 1943 into a musical family.
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 Bobby Vee
One of the longest lasting of the teen idols of the early Sixties, Bobby Vee got his lucky break when he and and his band the Shadows filled in for the late Buddy Holly at a 1959 Mason City, Iowa, concert days after Holly was killed in a plane crash.
After much persistence, Bobby was allowed to join as the lead vocalist as he was the only one that knew the words to all the songs.
Bobby Vee was given the assignment of covering the song to sell in the US market, but his recording
www.history-of-rock.com /bobby_vee.htm   (1809 words)

  
 BOBBY VEE - Pop Music Artists - Corporate Entertainment Booking
Bobby Vee was born into a musical family in Fargo, North Dakota.
Bobby Vee and the Shadows signed with Liberty Records in the fall of '59 and the band continued on until 1963, when Bill left to pursue interests closer to home.
Bobby Vee's thirty plus year recording career has produced more than twenty-five albums, including a Gold Album from England for his 1981 "Singles Album" release.
delafo.securesites.net /music_acts/Bobby-Vee.htm   (1433 words)

  
 Lamar State College - Port Arthur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Bobby Vee and Clarence "Frogman" Henry, recording artists whose million-selling songs reached the top of the pop music charts, will perform during the April 30 "Gulf Coast Gala," a fund-raiser for programs associated with Lamar State College-Port Arthur.
Vee, who was born Robert Velline in Fargo, North Dakota, came from a musical family.
In 1960, as the record company was starting to lose faith in Vee and the group, a radio station in Pittsburgh, PA, stated playing the "B" side of their last single.
www.pa.lamar.edu /dept/pi/news/2005/03/28.html   (1065 words)

  
 MPR: Bobby Vee: Fame is Linked to Holly Tragedy
Among the performers: Bobby Vee, who as a teenager helped fill in at the Moorhead concert, and who found his career that night.
Vee: You'd think the show would've been canceled but, you know, there was the tradition of, the show must go on; and the radio station said, "We're looking for some local talent to help us fill in the evening." And one of the guys called the station.
Bobby Vee will headline the tribute concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake Iowa; shadowed this time by his sons, the Vees.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org /features/199902/05_engerl_bobbyvee-m/index.shtml   (1039 words)

  
 BOBBY VEE
Bobby Vee's story, however, is the mother of all rock and roll ironies and yet it's as original as his rollercoaster-ride career.
Today, Vee makes his living doing oldies shows and/or performing rockabilly and swing with his sons Jeff, Tom and Robbie, all of whom are in their 30s.
Vee, on the other hand, had a few more moments in the sun before the British Invasion almost locked him in "Whatever Happened To...?" Hell.
www.popentertainment.com /vee.htm   (1650 words)

  
 Bobby Vee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
As testimony to Bobby's high energy show and continued popularity the annual readers poll by sixties music magazine The Beat Goes On voted him: 1991 Best American Act; 1992 Best Live Performer; 1993 Favorite Male Singer; and in 1994 he was named Runner Up to Paul McCartney in the category of Most Accomplished Performer.
With backing by Bobby's own band The Vees (featuring his sons) he rearranges and breathes new life into the songs.
"It might be Vee's best single moment as a recording artist, and certainly is among the finest things he's ever done, just as the whole album is an unexpectedly fine achievement, and full of surprises as well." All Music Guide.
www.musicoutfitters.com /artists/bobbyvee.htm   (918 words)

  
 Bobby Vee MP3 Downloads - Bobby Vee Music Downloads - Bobby Vee Music Videos
The fresh-faced Bobby Vee showed up the minute after Pat Boone's fame spread and revealed that while he was not a rock & roll singer, he was a great pop singer working within the old girl group and doo wop frameworks.
What the listener gets in sitting through these songs is that Vee truly had his niche: he was the teen rock & roller who was clean cut and sang with enough syrupy passion and verve to make mom feel all warm and fuzzy.
And while this should have made Vee the enemy to "real" rock & roll kids, he had enough of a growl in his voice to sing it like he meant it, despite the fact that he looked like he walked out of a Cheerios commercial.
www.mp3.com /albums/258004/summary.html   (462 words)

  
 Interview With Bobby Vee
In a career that's spanned over a quarter of a century, Bobby Vee has released over 25 albums, yielding six gold records.
Bobby's big break came when he was asked to join the line-up of a February 3, 1959 concert in Fargo, North Dakota.
Bobby Vee was not much better, but was given good songs like 'Rubber Ball' and 'Take Good Care Of My Baby'." Is that one of the reasons you were so popular - you had good songs?
www.classicbands.com /BobbyVeeInterview.html   (2774 words)

  
 VH1.com : Bobby Vee : Biography
Though a few of his singles -- "Rubber Ball," for one -- were as innocuous as anything else from the era, Vee had a knack for infectious Brill Building pop, thanks to his ebullient voice as well as the cadre of songwriters standing behind him.
The trio were playing around the area when their big break came, at the expense of one of Bobby's musical idols; the Winter Dance Party package tour, with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper were on their way to Fargo when their plane went down in Iowa, killing all three.
Bobby Vee continued to chart throughout the 1960s, and even hit the Top Ten again in 1967 with "Come Back When You Grow Up," but after a brief attempt at more serious recordings, he hit the rock & roll oldies circuit.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/vee_bobby/bio.jhtml   (433 words)

  
 Bobby Vee
Bobby's toured the world and is the stuff of legends, one of which took root on February 3, 1959.
A painful decision was made to continue with the show and the then fifteen year old voice of Bobby Vee, was the promoter's choice.
In 1959, he and his band recorded "Susie Baby," for Soma Records, and by the end of the summer, it was Number 1 at all the stations in the area.
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 Collins' Oldies Website: Bobby Vee
Bobby Vee was born Robert Thomas Velline in 1943.
Bobby now tours with his three sons, known as the Vees.
In Bobby's version, the tempo is slow and in 12/8 time; the drums play only the second and fourth beats.
www.srv.net /~roxtar/vee_bobby.html   (1794 words)

  
 Bobby Vee: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
His career launched as a fill-in for the recently deceased Buddy Holly [+], Bobby Vee [+] scored several pop hits during the early '60s, that notorious period of popular music sandwiched between the birth of rock and roll and the rise of the British Invasion.
The trio were playing around the area when their big break came, at the expense of one of Bobby's musical idols; the Winter Dance Party package tour, with Buddy Holly [+], Ritchie Valens [+] and the Big Bopper [+] were on their way to Fargo when their plane went down in Iowa, killing all three.
Bobby Vee [+] continued to chart throughout the 1960s, and even hit the Top Ten again in 1967 with "Come Back When You Grow Up," but after a brief attempt at more serious recordings, he hit the rock and roll oldies circuit.
www.music.com /person/bobby_vee/1   (643 words)

  
 Bobby Vee
In the following forty plus years Bobby would go on to place thirty-eight songs in the Billboard top 100 charts, six gold singles, fourteen top forty hits and two gold albums.
By the end of 1960 it peaked at number 6 in the Billboard charts, as well as reaching the top 20 on the R and B charts.
Between Europe, Australia and America, Bobby and his band which today includes two of his sons and a his nephew (his brother Bill's son) perform about a hundred dates a year.
www.bobbyvee.net /bobby.html   (892 words)

  
 Bobby Vee And The Vees
Bobby Vee broke into the ranks of rock'n'roll through a tragic twist of fate.
Bobby Vee and the Shadows went on to record their first local hit, 'Susie Baby', when Bobby was just fifteen.
Vee's biggest US chart breakthrough was 'Devil or Angel', which became a Top Ten hit in 1960.
cust.idl.com.au /rockcity/whatson/BobbeV.html   (360 words)

  
 An Interview with Bobby Vee
Bobby Vee's career has closely paralleled that of The Ventures.
Bobby first hit the charts with Devil or Angel, quickly followed by The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Run to Him, Take Good Care of My Baby, and the bouncy Rubber Ball.
Bobby and his band The Vees played at the Symco Union Thresheree in Symco, Wisconsin.
www.theventures.com /bobbyvee   (1543 words)

  
 eBay - bobby vee lp, Records, CDs items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Bobby Vee LP A Tribute To Buddy Holly SLS50417
Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets LP Liberty Mono 1962
BOBBY VEE and the CRICKETS Meets the Crickets LP 1960s EX
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 Bobby Vee - Book Bobby Vee for your Corporate Events, Fund Raisers
Comments: If "Susie Baby" served as Bobby Vee's entrance into the world of Billboards hot 100, then 'Devil or Angel' was certainly the foundation for a string of hit records reaching the nations top 20 throughout the entire 60's era.
Back in the U.S., Billboard Magazine called him, "One of the top ten most consistent chart makers ever." Bobby Vee was born Robert Thomas Velline in Fargo, North Dakota on April 30, 1943 into a musical family.
Just fill out the Talent Request form for "Bobby Vee", so that one of our experienced professionals can contact and book this artist for you.
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 Fellow Folks: Bobby Vee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Huh?" And he said, "Well, I've been recording for this record label by the name of Bobby Vee." And I was really impressed, of course, because Bobby Vee was rather big in that particular area.
Of course, we all know who Bobby Vee is now, but back then I just let it go at that.
One of the Bobby Vee stories was that Dylan used to play with him, sometimes went on for Vee when he was sick.
www.bobdylanroots.com /vee.html   (444 words)

  
 Bobby Vee : Very Best of Bobby Vee - Audio CD - Collectables Records : Oldies.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Bobby Vee began his recording career in the late '50s and soon was a popular recording, television, and movie star.
He was a teen idol who came to stay - Vee continued charting all the way to the '70s.
I've seen Bobby Vee in concert and he is one of the very best.
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 Boomers Pinups of Bobby Vee, pictures, songs, bio
Bobby Vee as a singer of songs, song list
Bobby Vee while in highschool forms a band called The Shadows.
Suzie baby is released by Liberty Records, it reaches #77, and Liberty signs Bobby Vee and the group.
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 Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, Bobby Vee
Born Robert Velline in Fargo in 1943, Bobby Vee became interested in music as a teenager listening to the new and exciting sounds of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly.
That June, they traveled to Minneapolis to record a song 16-year-old Vee had written called "Susie Baby." By the end of the summer, "Susie Baby" had reached number one on all the local stations in the upper Midwest.
In the following 40 years, Bobby Vee produced six gold records: "Devil or Angel," "Rubber Ball," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "Run to Him," "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," and "Come Back When You Grow Up." He also recorded 14 Top 40 hits and 38 songs in the Billboard Top 100 charts.
www.governor.state.nd.us /awards/rr-gallery/vee.html   (249 words)

  
 Power Line: Bobby Vee's Morning in America
We immediately heard from Bill Bennett of the "Morning in America" radio show and his producer Seth Liebsohn, who told us that Bennett is a huge fan of Vee.
They asked us if might be able to help them contact Vee to invite him on the show, and we lent a hand.
Vee is one of those rare people in pop culture who are so influential and so widely recognized that they always seem to pop up in other people's stories when you least expect it.
www.powerlineblog.com /archives/008978.php   (183 words)

  
 Book Bobby Vee for Event, Meeting, Gala   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
"Bobby Vee's humble beginnings as a self-taught musician in Fargo grew into an international rock-n-roll career with numerous hits and worldwide fame," Schafer said.
Bobby Vee became interested in music as a teenager listening to the new and exciting sounds of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly.
To book Bobby Vee or to get information about booking Bobby Vee for your event or meeting please submit this form:
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 Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN): Bobby Vee's tribute CD recalls Holly 40 years after his death.(VARIETY)@ HighBeam ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Bobby Vee's tribute CD recalls Holly 40 years after his death.(VARIETY)
And Vee recorded his first hit, 1959 regional sensation "Susie Baby," in Minneapolis for a Twin Cities label.
Wednesday was the 40th anniversary of his first performance - and of the plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa, that killed...
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