Bobby Vee

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Bobby Vee
Bobby Vee (1962).jpg
Vee in 1962
Background information
Birth nameRobert Thomas Velline
Born(1943-04-30)April 30, 1943
Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.
DiedOctober 24, 2016(2016-10-24) (aged 73)
Rogers, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, rhythm guitar, bass, piano
Years active1959–2014
LabelsLiberty 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Little, Lyneka (April 11, 2014). "Bobby Vee Suffering From Alzheimer's". The Wall Street Journal.
  2. DeLand, Dave. "Pop music icon Bobby Vee dead at 73". St. Cloud Times. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  3. "Bobby Vee: 1960s pop singer dies aged 73". 24 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016 – via