Monday, October 24, 2016

Bobby Vee Passes Away at 73 - Yes There is a Connection to Bob Dylan

Today we found out that Bobby Vee passed away at age 73 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease.  There have just been too many entertainers who have left us in 2016 .  Bobby who was born Robert Velline recorded 38 Top 100 hits from 1959 to 1970.  I thank Don Tandler the owner of Pop Gold Radio  for playing his major hits at 3 PM today shortly after the death was announced.  There is an exellent biography of Bobby published today in The Guardian.

It turns out that c.1960 Bob Dylan using the name Elston Gunn toward with Bobby Vee. In 2013 Dylan played a cover of Vee's Suzie Baby at a concert in St. Paul, Minnesta.  As you can see from the Youtube video below he acknowledged that his old friend was in the audience,

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