It became a Number 1 Midwestern regional hit. It even hit in San Diego, after his Aunt Betty hauled the disc into a local radio station. Together, they conspired to pick up where Holly left off, moving from a rock quartet into more orchestrated pop. His three subsequent singles fared no better and within a year of being signed he was on the verge of being dropped from Liberty.
Ultimately, Vee scored 38 top hits and seven gold records. In the fall of , his only No. At the same time, however, his music became more interesting and adventuresome. He was also solidifying his status as the Forrest Gump of pop music, brushing up against history at several turns. On Nov. My personal appreciation for nature, the north country, and saunas made it feel like I had a genetic connection to the place. With everything going on in this world right now, we just might emigrate back!
Dad never referred to sisu. He was the last person to leave a venue: He took time for everyone who wanted a handshake, an autograph, or conversation. He looked each person in the eye and gave the people his complete attention: Something that inspires me to this day. Maybe that was his innate, Finnish sisu! Give the readers a quick rendition of how your dad was selected to take the stage on that long ago night in Fargo and what followed …. It was their first gig.
Dad was 15 years old and had been playing guitar and singing for only a few months. Fans in the audience learned the news when they arrived for the show. The Shadows performed twenty minutes of tunes by Gene Vincent, Little Richard, and The Everly Brothers and was called back for an encore, where the band—having run out of songs—had to repeat tunes already played.
Talk a bit about his experiences in the UK. Did you and or any of your musical siblings get to tour with your dad in Europe? What can you recall were the highlights of any European visits? He toured the UK many times during his career. In , Sir Andrew hired us to play his big 50 th Birthday Bash. We were also privileged to tour with Dad in greater Europe, Asia, and across Australia.
Talk a bit about his work after becoming a star in the early days of rock and roll. The only other job he ever had was a paper route. Liberty Records owed him one more album.
With no support from the label, Dad went into the studio to record an album under his real name, Robert Thomas Velline with the Five Man Electrical Band. Nothing Like A Sunny Day was critically acclaimed but, lacking support from Liberty, it came and went without fanfare.
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Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. All Right. I Gotta Know. Lookin' for Love. Sweet Little Sixteen. Chuck Berry. When You're in Love. It has a rockabilly feel. Mauldin on bass and Niki Sullivan on rhythm guitar. Lee recorded this on his album Night Train To Memphis. Here he adopts a perfectly hiccuped Holly delivery from the fine Kiln House album yes, there was some great Mac music before Buckingham and Nicks!
This song is interesting in that the lyrics weave in many titles of Buddy Holly songs. Many online sites ascribe the song as a Spencer original which is ridiculous as it actually appeared much earlier on the Bobby Vee album I Remember Buddy Holly.
Whatever the story, it is a fun song. On both songs Petty added his name as a writer. While only a minor summer hit in the U. It was sung by Jimmy Ibbotson. The single climbed to 13 in the wake of his death while in the U.Get all the lyrics to songs on Bobby Vee Meets the Crickets / I Remember Buddy Holly and join the Genius community of music scholars to learn the meaning behind the lyrics.