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Bobby Vee Retires


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After 50+ yrs. in the Rock Biz...Bobby Vee is retiring.

He'll play the July 4th weekend festival in St. Joseph Minnesota (which is near his home) as his final show.

For what is for me a Rock Milestone..I said to my dear buddy Mel..."I'll Meet You Halfway"..and Hollywood Mel (curlew.)..star of Controversial Wendy Ann Videos...will fly in from L.A. and we'll spend a LONG weekend in Minneapolis and environs.

(Kinda cool...the first time we did this was to catch "Raspberries Reunion" Chicago HOB.)

Anyhoo...gotta have mixed feelin's seein' my buddy of the last few years...and source of pleasure for the last 50 years retire...Wasn't it only yesterday that he and I were "Teen Idols"?

Anyhoo #2..To Tony Cartmill..The concert's free...but space and kilbasa is limited so make your resevation TODAY!!!

Here's a nice story with the details of Bobby's life and this show.

http://www.stcdio.org/the-visitor/947-rock-and-roll-legend-rooted-in-family-faith-music-.html

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Yes, indeed, only my good buddy Ira can convince me to leave the shores of Southern California for the plains of the midwest in pursuit of milestone rock'n'roll experiences. Five years ago it was Raspberries at HOB Chicago, and next month it's the final Bobby Vee concert in the hinterlands of Minnesota. In "Overnight Sensation" Eric referenced the late nights he listened to the AM radio nestled under his pillow. All those years ago, when I listened to my late night AM radio, many of those moments on the airwaves were filled with Bobby Vee's memorable tunes. It's not too late for any of you to plan to get in on the fun....

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As CURLEW always likes to point out...Midwestern beef is great...If anyone wants to join us...we promise to do research on the best burgers in the Twin Cities!

Hey paulie...hey GMan...Ya wanna us to send regards to Bob Allison and Zoillo Versailes?

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As CURLEW always likes to point out...Midwestern beef is great...If anyone wants to join us...we promise to do research on the best burgers in the Twin Cities!

Hey paulie...hey GMan...Ya wanna us to send regards to Bob Allison and Zoillo Versailes?

I can get with the burger thing....but Bob and Zoilo are up in the big ball orchard in the sky.

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Bobby Vee REALLY was a Rockabilly Guy.

His link to Buddy Holly is well-documented and beyond critique.

Bobby was a handsome young man with a warm voice who was discovered at the peak of the Fabian...Bobby Rydell...Teen Idol Era..and was thus given the best-est pop songs and he became the Shaun Cassidy of his day.

..Financially this was a great move...and one Bobby appreciates and covets..but honestly...he has the soul of a Rocker.

Bobby's voice is not what it was in the 60's..whose is?..but here is a great obscure Buddy Holly tune he covered a few years back...I think it REALLY is a nice piece of music and the last really good entry in Bobby's catalogue of songs that give him a place of esteem in the Rock And Roll Pantheon.

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