Bobby Vee

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Bobby Vee
Vee in 1962
Background information
Birth name Robert Thomas Velline
Born (1943-04-30)April 30, 1943
Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.
Died October 24, 2016(2016-10-24) (aged 73)
Rogers, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, rhythm guitar, bass, piano
Years active 1959–2014
Labels Liberty Records

Robert Thomas Velline (April 30, 1943 – October 24, 2016), known as Bobby Vee, was an American pop singer who was a teen idol in the early 1960s. He was born in Fargo, North Dakota. He is better known by his singing name Bobby Vee. He was a hit during the 1950s and 1960s. He wrote many songs. These included "Take Good Care of My Baby" and "Devil or Angel".[1]

Bobby Vee said in 2012 that he has Alzheimer's disease, an illness in the brain that affects older people.[1] On October 24, 2016, Vee died from complications of early onset Alzheimer's disease in Rogers, Minnesota, aged 73.[2][3]

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