Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 17

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Yesterday we stepped back to the 1960s. As long as we are back there, let’s hang around and take a listen to one more of Carole King’s early songs that became a hit for a different popular performer.

Bobby Vee was another of those good looking, teenage heart throbs that rose to stardom in the early 60s. He put together a string of hits like Run To Him and The Night Has a Thousand Eyes. But his biggest hit was a Carole King song Take Good Care of My Baby. The song reached number one on the Billboard pop chart in 1961.

Bobby Vee’s career started with an unusual twist of fate. On February 3, 1959 a light plane carrying Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, The Big Bopper and 20 year old pilot Roger Peterson crashed on its way to a show in Moorehead, Minnesota. Rather than cancel the entire show the promoters hired local talent to fill in along with the remaining artists. One of the locals chosen was a 15 year old boy that knew all the songs. That young man was Bobby Vee. Vee went on stardom.

Bobby Vee continued to perform for nearly 50 years across the country and was particularly popular in Europe. However, in 2011, Vee was diagnosed with early Alzheimer ’s disease which ended his performing. Bobby Vee died in 2016 from complications of the disease at the age of 73.

Bobby Vee recorded seven gold records. Here is one of them.


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Joseph. Always a treat to hear a Bobby Vee song, even today. Keep the series going. Enjoy your day!

Jun 17, 2019 05:03 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Joe... Bobby Vee is another favorite of mine and all these many years I still know all the words to his song "take good care of my baby."

Jun 17, 2019 05:24 AM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Bobby Vee was another of the 1960s great favorites!  His songs remind me of felt skirts with poodles on them.

Jun 17, 2019 08:05 AM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- ahhhh, one of my favorites!!!!  It makes me think of summer and my youth. 

Jun 17, 2019 07:22 PM #5
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