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Bobby Vee wouldn't change a thing Part 5

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 wouldn’t change a thing Part 2

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.