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Bobby Vee

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Pop singer who scored a #1 strike one with “Take PROPER CARE of My Baby” in 1961. His music group had to part of for the fantastic on your day the vocalist died within a tragic airplane crash. He documented his first one, “Suzie Baby,” at age group sixteen. He has already established thirty-eight Billboard Sizzling hot 100 chart strikes. He wedded Karen Bergen in Dec 1963; the few had five kids called Thomas, Jefferey, Robert, and Jennifer. He was bandmates with Bob Dylan extremely early in his profession.

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Full Name Bobby Vee
Date Of Birth April 30, 1943
Died October 24, 2016, Rogers, Minnesota, United States
Place Of Birth Fargo, ND
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Karen Bergen
Children Jennifer Joanne Velline, Robert Bryon Velline, Thomas Paul Velline, Jeffery Robert Velline
Parents Saima Cecelia Tapanila, Sydney Ronald Velline
Siblings William Velline, Sidney Velline Jr.
Nominations NME Award for World Male Singer, NME Award for World Musical Personality
Movies C'mon, Let's Live a Little, Play It Cool, Just for Fun, Bobby Vee: In Concert, Rock 'N' Roll Stars, Cruisin' Hits of the 60's, Rock's First Teen Idols, Cruisin Love Songs: Vol. 2
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1Has lived in St. Cloud, Minnesota, for many years now and still continues to tour about forty weeks a year. [February 2004]
2Has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease [May 2, 2012].
3His favorite songs are "You've Got Your Troubles" by The Fortunes, "Handle With Care" by The Traveling Wilburys, "True Love Ways" by Buddy Holly, "Up On Cripple Creek" by The Band, "I Will" by The Beatles, "That's All Right" by Elvis Presley, "Rock N Roll Is King" by Electric Light Orchestra, "Every Day I Have To Cry" by Dusty Springfield, "Hats Off To Larry" by Del Shannon and "On A Night Like This" by Bob Dylan. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
4Of Norwegian and Finnish descent.
5His father was a violinist and piano player
61959: Booked for show left vacant by the airplane-crash death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson Sr., alias The Big Bopper. His piano player for this gig was Robert Zimmerman - the future Bob Dylan.
7One of the better teen idols of the late '50s and early '60s, with a voice that many have compared to that of Buddy Holly. He had a sizable string of hits between 1960 and 1967 for Liberty Records, including "Take Good Care of My Baby", "Run to Him" (both co-written by Carole King), "Rubber Ball", "Devil or Angel", "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes", "Stayin' In", "More Than I Can Say" and "Come Back When You Grow Up".


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Call the Midwife2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Cold Case2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
American MastersTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Jerry Lee Lewis: The Story of Rock & Roll1991Video documentary performer: "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes"
The Midnight Hour1985TV Movie performer: "Devil Or Angel" - uncredited
Good Old Days Part II1978TV Special performer: "Devil or Angel", "Take Good Care of my Baby", "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes"
That'll Be the Day1973performer: "That'll Be The Day"
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Shindig!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1965 writer - 1 episode, 1965
Just for Fun1963performer: "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", " All You Gotta Do Is Touch Me"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
C'mon, Let's Live a Little1967Jesse Crawford

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breakfast2008TV SeriesHimself
At the Drive-In2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! Mysteries & Scandals1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Crickets: My Love Is Bigger Than a Cadillac1989TV Movie documentary
Àngel Casas Show1987TV SeriesHimself
Good Old Days Part II1978TV SpecialHimself
Sha Na Na1977TV SeriesHimself
The Midnight Special1974TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651960-1970TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest / ...
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHimself
Set 'em Up Joe1969TV SeriesHimself
Time for Blackburn1968TV SeriesHimself
The Woody Woodbury Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1968TV SeriesHimself
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
Where the Action Is1965-1966TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Himself
Thank Your Lucky Stars1962-1965TV SeriesHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1964-1965TV SeriesHimself
Shindig!1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Juke Box Jury1962-1964TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Just for Fun1963Himself
Kingsley Amis Goes Pop1962TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself
Play It Cool1962Himself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1962TV SeriesHimself
Swingin' Along1961Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2016: We Remember Part Two2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1985TV SeriesHimself
Bandstand1962TV SeriesHimself - Singer

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