As best as I can recall, I began to seriously listen to AM rock music on the radio in 1962, when I was 10 years old.
|A young Bobby Vee|
Well, Bobby Vee died today at age 73. Here are 4 facts I never knew about Vee:
- If it hadn't been for the airplane crash that killed Buddy Holly there might never have been a star known as Bobby Vee.
- Bobby Vee's band was asked to fill in some dates for Holly, where he was discovered.
- You might know Vee's 1st piano player - it was a gentleman known then as Bobby Zimmerman and today as Bob Dylan
- In a 2013 show, Dylan played one of Vee's songs "Suzie Baby" and said Vee was "the most meaningful person I've ever been on stage with.