Ron’s Golden Oldies – Featuring – Bobby Vee

This week featuring songs Bobby Vee, an original RnR pioneer from the 1950s to 1970s. Bobby, born this week in 1943 and sadly lost in 2016 ,is Ron’s guest artist on his radio program this Thursday 2nd May noon -4pm on Sydney’s fm99.3 streaming at

Streaming Live on  Northside Radio FM99.3 Sydney’s leading Community Radio Station.

Bobby Vee, born Robert Thomas Velline, was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He was one of the few long-lasting idols of the 1960s. Born and raised in North Dakota, US, he stepped on the concert stage at 15. The tragic death of Buddy Holly resulted in young Vee stepping in as a fill-in act. After several local shows, he recorded ‘Suzie Baby,’ which became a regional hit and earned him a ‘Liberty Records’ contract. The initial few singles brought moderate success. Later, he delivered many hits, including ‘Devil or Angel,’ ‘Rubber Ball,’ and ‘Sharing You.’ Between 1959 and 1970, 38 of his singles made it to the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ chart. In 1961, he topped the charts with his song ‘Take Good Care of My Baby.’ Another song, ‘Run to Him,’ reached number 2. He had six gold singles and one gold album. In the 1980s, he became a popular show performer, especially in Britain.

On the Australian charts Bobby had 11 Hits in the 60s, with 2 #1s and 4 reaching the top 10. His career kicking off when taking over from Buddy Holly in the 1959 Dance Party Tour, following Buddy’s death.  Bobby also toured Australia many times, with great success. He was also a skilled rhythm guitarist. Vee was married to Karen Bergen till her death in 2015, and they had four children. He toured and performed along with his three sons. He died of Alzheimer’s disease at 73 in 2016.

Ron will play some of Bobby’s big hits during the show. Text your 1955 – 1965 jukebox requests to Ron on… 0418 2468 12 anytime.

Streaming on at Sydney’s leading Community Radio Station…fm993

Tune in this Thursday, noon to 4pm right here on Northside Radio

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