Bobby Vee (Robert Thomas Velline)
( April 30, 1943 – October 24, 2016)
(AP) – Pop idol Bobby Vee, the 1960s singer whose career was born when he
took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to fill in after the 1959 plane crash that
killed rock ‘n’ roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, has died.
According to his son Jeff, Vee, whose 38 Hot 100 hits included the chart-
topping "Take Good Care of My Baby", died today of advanced Alzheimer’s
disease. He was diagnosed with the illness in 2011, and performed his last
show that year.
“Devil or Angel” reached #6 in 1960.