Monday, 19 December 2016

Day 19 - A Not So Merry Christmas - Bobby Vee

Robert Thomas Velline was another artist the world lost in 2016.

A man who got his own break off the back of a tragedy - his hastily assembled friends filling in for a concert for Buddy Holly, who had died in a plane crash earlier that day - the renamed Bobby Vee went on to earn six gold discs and one gold album in a long and successful career.

Straddling the gap between the recognised Rock 'n' Roll greats of the early Presley years and the beginning of Beatlemania and the Liverpool sound, it's probably understandable that the teen idol era that the likes of Bobby Vee came to represent don't get as much credence as their more illustrious counterparts who came before and after.

There's no denying the voice however and, though it won't be for everyone, this is an upbeat tear-jerker that doesn't overstay it's welcome at 2' 17"

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