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Robert Thomas Velline (April 30, 1943 – October 24, 2016), known professionally as Bobby Vee, was an American pop singer who was a teen idol in the early 1960s.[1] According to Billboard magazine, he had thirty-eight Hot 100 chart hits, ten of which reached the Top 20.[2][3] He had six gold singles in his career.[4]

Vee was born in Fargo, North Dakota, to Sydney Ronald Velline (a chef, pianist and fiddle player) and Saima Cecilia Tapanila, in a family of Norwegian and Finnish heritage.[5] His first single, "Suzie Baby," was written by Vee with a nod to Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" and recorded for the Soma label, based in Minneapolis, in 1959; it was a hit in Minnesota and drew enough national attention to be purchased by Liberty Records, which signed him later that year.[5] 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" (U.S. number six), brought him into the big time with U.S. buyers. His next single, "Rubber Ball" (1961, U.S. number six, Australia number one), made him an international star.

Vee's recording of "Take Good Care of My Baby" in the summer of 1961 went to number one on Billboard magazine's U.S. pop chart[1] and number three in the UK Singles Chart.[6] Known primarily as a performer of Brill Building pop material,[5] he went on to record a string of international hits in the 1960s, including "More Than I Can Say" (1961, UK number 4), "Run to Him" (1961, US number 2; UK number 6), "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (1963, US number 3; UK number 3) and "Come Back When You Grow Up" (1967, US number 3). When Vee recorded "Come Back When You Grow Up" he was joined by a band called the Strangers. He also recorded, in 1961, a version of the song "Lollipop", originally by Ronald & Ruby, which also became a success. Vee had a total of ten hit singles in the UK, ending with "Bobby Tomorrow" (UK number 21) in 1963.

Vee was also a pioneer in the music video genre, appearing in several musical films and in the Scopitone series of early film-and-music jukebox recordings.

He received the North Dakota Roughrider Award in 1999.

He is mentioned in the film No Direction Home regarding his brief musical association with Bob Dylan and Dylan's suggestion that he was "Bobby Vee" after Vee's regional hit.

The Very Best of Bobby Vee, released by EMI/UK on May 12, 2008, charted in the UK top five. On January 17, 2011, EMI/UK released Rarities, a double-CD package with 61 tracks, many of which were previously unreleased. Others included were alternate takes and first-time stereo releases as well as tracks from the album Bobby Vee Live on Tour, without the "canned" audience.

On March 28, 2011, he became the 235th inductee into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

An active live performer into 2011, Vee was diagnosed with an early stage Alzheimer’s disease at which time he completed his scheduled tour obligations and recorded his final CD, which was released three years later.[4] In 2014 he was inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame.[7]
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While searching for material for Bobby Vee to record, Vee's producer Snuff Garrett heard a demo of Carole King singing "Take Good Care of My Baby". Garrett told publisher Don Kirshner that he wanted the song for Vee, but he believed the song needed an introductory verse. Garrett met with Carole King, and the introductory verse of Vee's version was written.

Bobby Vee released "Take Good Care of My Baby" as a single on July 20, 1961.  Vee's recording quickly became popular, spending 15 weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 1 on September 21, 1961,  and spending three weeks in that position.  The song became a major hit internationally as well, reaching No. 1 in Canada,  New Zealand,  and the United Kingdom.

Among the musicians on the record were Barney Kessel, Tommy Allsup, and Howard Roberts on guitar, Clifford Hills on bass, Robert Florence on piano, and Earl Palmer on drums, while Sid Sharp did the string arrangements. The Johnny Mann Singers sang backup.

Vee re-recorded the song as a ballad in 1972.  He released under his real name, Robert Thomas Velline, on his 1972 album Ain't Nothing Like a Sunny Day,  and as a single in 1973.  However, it is his original version, along with Bobby Vinton's, that remain as staples of oldies radio stations.
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Bobby Vee - Devil or Angel


"Devil or Angel" is a song written by Blanche Carter and originally recorded by The Clovers in 1955. It was re-recorded by John Bailey after he left The Clovers and formed another Clovers group for Lana Records in 1965.

The song was covered by Bobby Vee, featuring veteran session drummer Earl Palmer, and reached #6 in the US charts in 1960. It was later covered by Johnny Crawford and Jesse Winchester.

The Hollywood Flames released a version of the song as a single in 1960.
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Bobby Vee - Please Don't Ask About Barbara


"Please Don't Ask About Barbara" is a song written by Bill Buchanan and Jack Keller and performed by Bobby Vee. It reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, #18 in Canada, and #29 in the UK in 1962. It was featured on his 1962 album, A Bobby Vee Recording Session.

The song was produced by Snuff Garrett.

The single's B-side, "I Can't Say Goodbye", reached #90 in Canada and #92 on the Billboard chart.
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Bobby Vee - Rubber Ball


"Rubber Ball" was an early 1961 hit for Bobby Vee on Liberty Records. It was the record which made Vee an international star. The song was recorded on August 12, 1960, in a four-song, three-hour session at United in Hollywood. It was produced by a 19-year-old Texan, Thomas "Snuff" Garrett, arranged by Ernie Freeman, and was co-written at the Brill Building in New York by Gene Pitney, using his mother's maiden name (Orlowski), and by Aaron Schroeder. Veteran session drummer Earl Palmer played drums at the session.

The song was Vee's fifth single release in the US, where it made #6 on the Billboard charts; it was a breakthrough hit for him in the UK, where it reached #4. In Australia, it was Vee's only #1 record, where it stayed for three weeks in early 1961. The record also marked Vee's first use of overdubbing his second vocal.

The song was covered as a single by British singer Marty Wilde, who also had chart success when it went to #9 in 1961.

Gary Lewis and the Playboys revived the song in 1966 on their album Hits Again!.
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