Robert Thomas Velline, better known as Bobby Vee, is an American pop music singer. Born in Fargo, North Dakota, his first single was "Suzie Baby," an original song penned by Vee which nodded towards Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" for the Minneapolis-based Soma Records in 1959; it drew enough attention and chart action to be purchased by Liberty Records, which signed him to their label later that year. His follow-up single, a cover of Adam Faith's UK number 1 "What Do You Want?" charted in the lower reaches of Billboard in early 1960; however, it was his fourth release, a revival of The Clovers' doo-wop ballad "Devil or Angel", that brought him into the big time with U.S. buyers. His next single, "Rubber Ball", was the record that made him an international star. According to Billboard magazine, Vee has had 38 Hot 100 chart hits, 10 of which hit the Top 20. In 1963, Bobby Vee released a tribute album on Liberty Records called "I Remember Buddy Holly". In the sleeve notes accompanying this album, Vee recalled Holly's influence on him and the events surrounding the tragic death of Holly thus: 'Like so many other people, I became a Buddy Holly fan the very first time I heard him sing. I've been a fan ever since and I guess I always will be. I remember a few years ago when Buddy was scheduled to appear at a dance in my home town of Fargo, North Dakota. It was going to be a big event for the whole town, but even more so for me. I was anxiously looking forward to seeing Buddy in action.'
01 - That'll Be The Day 02 - It Doesn't Matter Anymore 03 - Peggy Sue 04 - True Love Ways 05 - It's So Easy 06 - Heartbeat 07 - Oh, Boy! 08 - Raining In My Heart 09 - Buddy's Song 10 - Early In The Morning 11 - Maybe Baby 12 - Think It Over