Monday, October 24, 2016

Bobby Vee, R. I. P.

Pop music icon Bobby Vee dead at 73: Pop music legend Bobby Vee — an icon for music fans around the world, and a champion for charitable causes around Central Minnesota — died early Monday morning of complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was 73.  

Hat tip to Steve Stilwell.

2 comments:

Rick said...

Dammit. I always liked Bobby Vee. Both my mom and my first g.f. thought I looked like him when I was in high school--so it might have even have been true.
I bought a cd of his greatest hits in the last year or two. RUBBER BALL, TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY, THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES are all terrific pre-British Invasion white pop imo. Sad way to go, too.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

That really sucks. By coincidence, we saw BEAUTIFUL, generally called the "Carole King musical" though it was also about her (then-)husband Gerry Goffin and friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. They showed their competition to write hit songs in the early 1960's and mentioned Vee a few times. One of the songs in the show was his only #1 hit (written by King and Goffin), "Take Good Care of My Baby," which was always a favorite of mine.

RIP