"Bobby Vee" (born April 30, 1943) is an American pop music singer.
Born "Robert Thomas Velline" in Fargo, North Dakota, United States, his 1961 performance of the song "Take Good Care Of My Baby" went to No.1 on the Billboard U.S. charts and on the U.K. Charts. Known primarily as a performer of Brill Building pop-factory singles, Vee nevertheless became a bona fide star, and went on to record a string of international chart hits in the 1960s, including "Devil or Angel", "More Than I Can Say", "Run to Him", "Rubber Ball" and "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes".
Bobby Vee appeared in several British and American motion pictures as well as the Scopitone series of early film-and-music recordings, which predicted the rise of rock music videos. Vee is still active and touring internationally as a performer as of 2006. His sons and daughter have shown much interest in his music career and legacy.
Vee's career began amid tragedy. On "The Day the Music Died" (3 February 1959) -- the day Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in the crash of aircraft N3974N near Clear Lake, Iowa -- fifteen-year-old Velline and a scratched-together band of ...