Monday, February 01, 2010

Bobby Vee - Voice your Choice

Bobby Vee was born Robert Velline on April 30, 1943 in Fargo, North Dakota. In 1959 Bobby, along with his brother and a friend, started a group called The Shadows, not the same group with Cliff Richard. After the sad and untimely death of Buddy Holly in the plane crash on February 3, 1959, the Shadows filled in on Buddy's next scheduled show in Fargo. After that, there was no looking back.

He first hit the charts in late August of 1959 with Suzie Baby, billed as Bobby Vee and The Shadows. What followed were thirty-seven additional charted singles, six Top Ten smashes, plus two Gold Records.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Bobby Vee with two of his well known hit songs: Charms and Rubber Ball. Which one is your favourite? Cast your vote by coming to the Voice Your Choice page. Make your selection, then standby for the results of the vote. We'll play the winning son in Hour 3 of next week's show.