Booby Vee, not to be confused with Bobby Vinton (as he often is) was launched into fame the day after Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens died in a tragic plane crash on February 3, 1959. Following the crash, a call went out for local bands to fill in to round out the show. Among those who volunteered was Robert Velline and his brother. Out of that terrible plane crash, Bobby Vee was born and became an overnight star. Now, Bobby Vee is dealing with tragedy of his own.


I don't want this to come across as an obit, so I'm going to just post an open letter from Bobby Vee:

bobby vee
bobby vee

So often, artist are remembered for only a hit or two and we then to forget just how many hits certain artists have had. Here is a list of Bobby Vee's Top 40 hits:

09/05/60-Devil or Angel #6

02/27/61 - Rubber Ball (written by Gene Pitney) #6

08/21/61-Take Good Care of My Baby-(Carole King)-#1

11/20/61-Run to Him #2

03/17/62-Please Don't Ask about Barbara-#15

06/09/62-Sharing You #15

12/22/62- The Night Has A Thousand Eyes- #3

04/13/63- Charms #13

08/12/67- Come Back When You Grow Up- #3

Those are just a few of the highlights from his Top 40 Chart Career. In all, Vee had 14 Top 40 hits.

We do wish all the best to Bobby and his family.

Here is Bobby's #1 Hit, "Take Good Care of My Baby"



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