Bobby Vee


Bobby Vee (born Robert Thomas Velline, April 30, 1943 – October 24, 2016) was an American pop singer who was a teen idol in the early 1960s. According to Billboard magazine, he had 38 American Hot 100 chart hits, 10 of which hit the Top 20. Vee was born in Fargo, North Dakota, to Sydney Ronald Velline and Saima Cecilia Tapanila. His first single, Suzie Baby, was written by Vee with a nod to Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue and recorded for the Minneapolis-based Soma Records in 1959; it drew enough attention and chart action to be purchased by Liberty Records, who signed him later that year. His followup single, a cover of Adam Faith's UK number-one What Do You Want?, charted in the lower reaches of the Billboard pop chart in early 1960. His fourth release, a revival of the Clovers' doo-wop ballad Devil or Angel, brought him into the big time with U.S. buyers. His next single, Rubber Ball, made him an international star. Vee's 1961 summer release Take Good Care of My Baby went to number one on the Billboard U.S. listings and number three in the UK Singles Chart. Known primarily as a performer of Brill Building pop material, he went on to record a string of international hits in the 1960s, including Devil or Angel (U.S. number six), Rubber Ball (1961, U.S. number six, Australia number one), More Than I Can Say (1961, U.K. number four), Run to Him (1961, U.S. number two), The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1963, U.S. number three), and Come Back When You Grow Up (U.S. number three). Whe...

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