Newswire: R.I.P. Bobby Vee, ’60s teen idol

Pop singer Bobby Vee, best known for his work in the 1960s, has died at the age of 73, the Associated Press reports. He was suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s disease, and had announced in 2012 that he had been diagnosed the year prior. The wholesome-voiced Vee was behind songs like “Take Good Care Of My Baby,” a Carole King and Gerry Goffin tune that ended up a number one hit. He was also known for “Rubber Ball,” “Devil Or Angel,” and “Run To Him.”

Vee’s career kicked off in the wake of a tragedy: In 1959 he and his recently-formed band volunteered to perform in Fargo, North Dakota at the concert where Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.P. Richardson were supposed to play before they died in a plane crash. Vee’s group didn’t have a name, and he came up with the impromptu moniker, The …

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