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Bobby Vee (1973)

Interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages audio, November 1973

The veteran rocker talks about his latest album — released under the name Robert Thomas Velline — Nothin' Like a Sunny Day, and his struggles with United Artists. He then looks back at the end of his first phase of popularity, touring the UK, and cutting Sings The New Sound From England! He talks about producer Snuff Garrett and how they cut his hits, and about his collaborations with the Ventures and Crickets. Finally, Bobby looks back at how Buddy Holly's death kick-started his career.

File format: mp3; file size: 39.9mb; Interview length: 41' 35"; sound quality: ****

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Bobby Vee: The Old Rock Has Gone For Good

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 2 December 1961

Bobby Vee talks to DISC ...

Bobby Vee: I Wish You All As Good A Time As I Will Have

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 23 December 1961

BOBBY VEE sends an exclusive Christmas message to DISC ...

Bobby Vee Gets a Pleasant Shock at British TV

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 3 February 1962

HERALDED BY more than 200 members or his British fan dab, and flanked by officials from the Liberty Recording Company, Bobby Vee flew into Britain ...

Snuffy Garrett: I'd Change The Backing If I Recorded Cliff In America

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 10 February 1962

SNUFFY GARRETT, the 22-year-old A& Rhead of Liberty's chart-hitting teenage artists at present over here with the label's top seller, Bobby Vee, wants to record ...

Ifield's Hit Turns Bobby Vee To C And W!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 27 October 1962

THE SUCCESS of Frank Ifield in America has really converted Bobby Vee to country and western music! "I had no idea that C and W ...

Big Dee and Bobby Vee both swing in

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 22 February 1964

TWO TOP American stars, Big Dee Irwin and Bobby Vee, arrive this week for starring stints on The Searchers-Dusty Springfield package, opening at the Slough ...

NMExclusive Interview with Len Barry

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 19 November 1965

...who talks about the disc nobody thought would make it! ...

Albums from the Beach Boys, Bobby Vee, Glen Campbell and the Byrds

Review by uncredited writer, KRLA Beat, 7 October 1967

SMILEY SMILE (Brother Records) The Beach Boys. 'Heroes and Villains', 'Wind Chimes', 'Gettin' Hungry' plus eight other tracks. ...

Bobby Vee: Bye Bye Bobby – Meet Mr Villene

Profile and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 26 August 1972

A CLAIM to fame you don't often associate with Bobby Vee is that he once sacked Bob Dylan from his band. Over here having just ...

Bobby Vee

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA ...

Was 1960 Really The Worst Pop Year Ever?

Retrospective by Gene Sculatti, Rock's Backpages, March 2010

KIDS TODAY. And the music they listen to! As I write, Billboard's (U.S.) Top 10 features three songs with the F-word in their title, one ...

Bobby Vee, 1943-2016

Obituary by Dave Laing, The Guardian, 25 October 2016

Singer whose infuriatingly catchy '60s hits included 'Rubber Ball' and 'The Night Has a Thousand Eyes'. ...


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