Bobby Vee--dare we call him a Minnesotan?

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Bobby Vee--dare we call him a Minnesotan?

Post  pinhedz on Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:38 am

I believe that in a previous life we had a long discussion of this contentious issue.

Bobby Vee, as we all know, crossed the river from the North Dakota side to the Minnesota side on the very day the music died.

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:08 am

It was February 3, 1959, when Bobby Vee, age 15, made the epic river crossing from Fargo, North Dacota, into Morehead, Minnesota:


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Post  pinhedz on Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:10 am

It was The Day The Music Died. The big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens went down in a plane crash in Iowa, and did dnot make it to their gig in Morehead.

So Bobby Vee and his high-school band crossed the river to fill in for the deceased rockers. Neutral

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:12 am

Bobby Zimmerman had been playing with Bobby Vee, until Vee realized that he didn't really need a piano player that could only play in the key of C. geek

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Post  felix on Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:11 am

Contrary to my ill-informed view expressed on the earlier thread (corrected with magnanimity by our generally absent these days friend Uzi Bloodhound onda Trax) - yes. Indeed. And why not?

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:50 am

So close to Buddy Holly:


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Post  felix on Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:21 am

He toured the UK in 1962 with The Crickets (OK, they were promoting their LP 'Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets') and theirs was one of the earliest rock/pop concerts I saw (a coupla weeks after the amazing Sam Cooke/Little Richard show).

Here's my juvenile review of the show from the time:



Lou's Got The Flu? Probably Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu, I imagine. Mike Berry was a UK Holly-influenced singer - big hit: 'Tribute to Buddy Holly' - and later a TV actor in the much loved series 'Are You Being Served'. His band The Outlaws at one time included Ritchie Blackmore.


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:30 am

A priceless artifact cheers

And I reckon this is one of those items that can be found only here and nowhere else, folks. Cool

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