In October we lost Bobby Vee at the age of 73. Here is a Fabulous Flip Sides tribute to the pop idol.
Goldmine Magazine’s Hall of Fame continues to recognize musical greats from Woodstock to Motown and from Country to Heavy Metal with the inductions of Joe Cocker, B.J. Thomas, Mötley Crüe and more
Johnny Maestro, The Chantels & The Diamonds should be considered for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Monkees received plenty of support for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Paul Anka and Bobby Vee both were just 15 when stardom beckoned, and both went on to have long and productive careers
In the conclusion of Goldmine’s epic interview with Bobby Vee, he talks about his album I Wouldn’t Change A Thing and about his other recent projects and plans.
Bobby Vee’s true place in the annals of rock ’n’ roll is only just now being thoroughly researched and acknowledged. In the first four parts of our career-spanning interview, Bobby discussed his influences and his early days with brother Bill as mentor. Now we find the young man from Fargo bursting onto the national scene following the tragedy of Clear Lake, rubbing elbows with the greatest songwriters and producers of the ’60s and ’70s and creating some of the most important pop hits of the entire rock ’n’ roll genre.
Bobby Vee talks about his experiences recording for the Liberty label and touring with The Shadows.
In Part 3, Bobby Vee talks about his studio sessions in Clovis, working with Bob Dylan and his experiences recording on the Liberty label.
Bobby Vee And The Shadows were playing gigs in the Midwest as the 1959 Winter Dance Party headed for the region. Bobby Vee was a sophomore in high school and looking forward to seeing the first big package tour to come through his area. In Part 2, Vee recalls hearing the news about the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, and what happened afterwards.