Bobby leaves his own legacy
Bobby Vee, the Sixties teen idol who had Hot 100 hits with ‘Take Good Care of My Baby,’ ‘Run to Him’ and ‘Rubber Ball,’ died on October 24, after five years with progressive Alzheimer’s disease. He was 73.
Mark Wynter sent this via Graham Hunter. “Early on in my career, when I was signed to Decca Records, I enjoyed some success, not only in the UK but one of my records ‘Dream Girl’ made it to the No.1 spot in Australia, and I was lucky enough to be invited to do a tour there with the Everly Brothers and Bobby Vee, in 1961.
“I have very fond memories of this tour. Bobby and I were the same age, from different countries, and together on a tour in yet another country. His success worldwide was already known yet his fun sense of humour and down-to-earth quality struck a note of example to we up and coming pop singers. His legacy and individual sound from his music will live on for a very long time.
“My thoughts and deep respects to his family with thanks for his company on that memorable tour. We stayed in touch for many years afterwards. I shall always remember his easy going nature and artistry.