Personalities | Bobby Vee | Sixties | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1943)

The former Robert Velline was prominent among a crop of insipidly handsome boys-next-door who thrived in the early 1960s, having deputized on stage for Buddy Holly the evening after the Texan’s fatal plane crash in 1959. Vee’s hits included ‘Rubber Ball’, ‘Take Good Care Of My Baby’ – a US No. 1 – ‘Run To Him’ and ‘The Night Has A Thousand Eyes’. He enjoyed a brief second wave of US chart entries later in the decade. On recent tours and disc releases, his backing combo has comprised his three sons.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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