From 1959 – 1970, Bobby Vee produced thirty-eight Top 100 hits, including 7 Gold Records. Bobby has appeared in four motion pictures and countless television programs. For the past 50 plus years he has toured the world making loyal fans and friends.

Here’s your chance to share your favorite memory, story or best wishes to Bobby.


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  1. Jeanne Deering April 30, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    I have so many memories of just listening over and over to all of Bobby’s albums. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes was playing on brand new transistor radio that I got for Christmas when I was in the 5th grade. I had taken it to school for “show and tell.” After that…..I fell into one of those crazy crushes that teens had on the young idols back then. Bobby Vee shared many hours with me while I listened to and sang along with his songs. I have all his albums and knew every song. My personal favorite is when he sings “Take Good Care of My Baby.” I remember being heartbroken when my mother showed me a clipping from them newspaper announcing he was getting married. I cried and cried. But as I grew up, the pain lessend a bit. I still have my scrapbook with all his pictures in it and I take it out and look at it every now and then. His wonderful fan club secretary sent me many actual photographs of his wedding day and some of Bobby in London. I have cherished them always. Bobby has been a part of life for my whole life and I am 60 years old now……I wanted to wish him a Happy Birthday today and found his blog. Now I am heartbroken again. I have nothing but love and respect for Bobby and his family. I will continue to follow his life as much as I can. He will always be in my heart.
    Jeanne Deering

  2. Ron Montgomery (Veterinarian from Ohio) May 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    Many years ago I met Karen at a blackjack table in Vegas. You were playing with Fabian then and Karen sat next to me telling me I had brought her luck at the table. She invited me to come to your dressing room where I met one of your sons. You and Karen were so graceous. I was invited by you to watch the show from back stage where I enjoyed intermittent conversations with Fabian. What a treat. You are the best. Good luck and may you have many good years left. I’m 70 myself now and will have the greatest memories of you and Karen.

    • Bill Viel September 19, 2012 at 9:07 am #

      looking for Dr. Ron Montgomery who lived a short time at Ranch Village in Parma Heights, OH. He lives across the landing from Linda and Bill who had a young child, Joseph.

    • Bill Viel October 19, 2012 at 8:48 am #

      Ron, appreciate contact with you. At Rocky Mount, NC.

  3. Alexander Law May 7, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Hi Bobby, sorry to hear of your health problems. Just a word to say thanks for the pleasure you have given to myself and no doubt countless others on your tours of England. seen you many times inthe north of England theatres, Liverpool, Manchester in the Solid Silver/ Gold concerts. Last Tuesday in the company of Bryan Hyland, Chris Montez and Peter Noone at a show in Halifax, West Yorkshire and you were sadly missed. However keep happy and along with your family all best wishes and thank you for years of enjoyment you have given.

    yours Alexander Law, Manchester, England

  4. Vincent D. Guillen May 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    I met Bobby in Albuquerque, around 1998, I picked up his group up at a local hotel for an appearance at a record store..I had my Bobby Vee CD playing in the car and began to tell him all my favorite BV hits and the chart positions, thru several appearances in NM over the years, we became friends, he called me “Mr trivia.” And he paid me the ultimate compliment when Bobby was attending Andrew Lloyd Webbers 50th birthday party in London England, a trivia question was asked and no one knew the answer, he commented “I know a Guy in Albuquerque that will know the Answer”..a few months later in Vegas he asked me the question and I replied “Marvin Rainwater”..”he nodded yes” God Bless you Bobby and your family, you’re still my favorite of all time …Elvis Who???

  5. Barbara May 23, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Dear Bobby have loved you dearly for years.Love your songs and you.So sorry to hear about your health.Do take care and I hope you will keep well.Lots of Love to you and your wife & your family.Peace and Love to you all. from fan Barbara xx

  6. Alan Grimbley July 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    All good wishes to Karen & Bob thinking of all the wonderful memories you have provided us over the years. Kath & Alan Coventry, England

  7. Cosette Sondai August 24, 2012 at 2:08 am #

    August 23, 2012

    Hello Bobby! I think of you often and play your music some as well. I have heard about the health issues in your family! I will pray for you and Karen. You may not remember me. I have interviewed you once. I have met you twice. The last time was at the MidWest Country Rock Hall of Fame show back in 2003 or so…. I hope in the meantime, you are well! The Lord richly bless you and Karen and your family. Pray for me as well. I will for you both. Blessings, Cosette Sondai

  8. Chuck Benjamin September 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    I have the great fortune to meet Bobby Vee three times… and if you haven’t heard it a million times before – he is just the nicest down-to-earth guy… considering his talent and tremendous accomplishments, that’s a BIG DEAL these days…

    My first meeting was in 1977… he was playing a club on the west side of Cleveland and I was a dart player at the time… I left darts that night with a plan, to try to meet my very favorite singer… It was raining very heavily that night and by the time I arrived I resembled a wet animal by the time I got to see him… He had just done a radio interview and they were talking about his first single on Soma records and how rare it was… Fortunately for me, I came armed… I had a computer list of all his 45’s, AND, that rare first single on Soma records… that got me an audience…

    He told me to come back after the last set, which I thankfully did and we discussed his “new” effort at the time, an EP and album under his real name, Robert Thomas Velline… During the set, I got to hear the “slowed down” version of “Take Good Care Of My Baby”… I also brought my EP and he graciously signed it as well as the Soma single (yes, I still have both)… We talked for about 20 minues… he knew I was a true fan when I asked him about the intro to “Cross My Heart” which sounded an awful lot like the one from Shangri-La by Vic Dana… he admitted they lifted it right off the master recording of that sister-label recording on Dolton…

    I have seen Bobby In concert an amazing four times… it’s a feat because Cleveland Ohio simply doesn’t get “oldie” acts as much as you’d think… I admire him for his talent, but I admire him more for just being a good man… I know he’s facing a struggle right now, but with the help of his wonderful family, I’m confident he’ll meet it head on and will continue to be the nicest guy you’ll ever meet…

  9. Barbara Kleist September 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    Dear Bobby,

    What can I say? Sometimes words are just oo hard to come by. Bobby, you were my absolute idol when I was a teenager. I listen to your music today and can think of every happy moment or sad breakup when I hear any of your music. You played a major part in my life and I thank you for all the wonderful and glorious memories.

    I am so sad to hear about your diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. This is a devastating illness but I know you and your family are handling this with grace and courage and your faith will help you through this .You have been blessed with a beautiful voice so keep singing and making beautiful music because that is what you are meant to do. My prayers are with you and your wife for both your health issues. Please know you and your family are in my prayers always and I will hold you in my heart forever.

  10. Sylvia Jennings September 28, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Dear Bobby Always thought I would one day see you in concert.Memories of your songs got a lot of young girls through the teen years! We knew that you were singing only to us alone! When I found my Bobby Vee his name was Chuck.We were together 37 years.Lost him in 2006. Life handed us blows such as the lost of son in 2001.Life can be tough. As long as you have family you have love.

  11. Mel October 30, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    Bobby I have been a fan since the 60’s and always will be.
    I just want to say I wish you and your wife all the very best in health and in all you both undertake in the future. Thank you for all the great music and enjoyment you have given
    Millions of people over the years, Bobby your one of the best.

  12. Cosette November 10, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    Much Love, Blessings & Prayers, Bobby. You and Karen are on my prayer list. Have prayed for you both in my prayer group. Blessings to you and Karen and the family.

    Love, Blessings & Prayers,

  13. Tony Bennell November 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Bobby, I’ve been a great fan of yours since the very beginning. I’ve seen you on UK tours and always enjoyed your performances. You have a terrible illness which, sadly, affects so many people – enjoy life to the full and spend as much time as you can with your family. I hope your lovely wife gets through her illness and makes a complete recovery very soon. God bless and thank you for all your great songs.

  14. Brian Mentor April 23, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Dear Bobby, I just want to say a great big thank you for all of the great music which, as an emotional teenage boy back in the sixties I really related to. The Night Has A thousand Eyes was the very first 45 I ever bought after saving my pocket money!
    I am saddened on hearing of your health issues. My own mother has been an Alzheimer’s patient for around the last four years and at 88 is still the same loving, funny mum that she has always been. I wish you and Karen the finest of everything and the strength in facing the challenges ahead. My kindest thoughts
    Brian in the UK

  15. larry Cregan April 27, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    Dear Bobby,

    I ended up on this site because I had been watching a time-life infomercial with Neil Sedaka and “Take Good Care of My Baby” was one of the singles included in the cd collection they were selling. My bride, to whom I have been married for nearly 41 years, is “My Baby” so your song always makes me smile.

    I was saddened to learn on the web site of your diagnosis and your wife’s medical situation. Your posting seems to have been made a while ago and I only hope that both of you continue to enjoy life and be with each other and your family. I know that you’ll take good care of your baby.

    Larry Cregan

  16. Karen Fox June 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    My husband and I loved your songs, Bobby. We truly hope for the best for you and your family in this difficult time. You are a class act.

  17. Bass man December 27, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    Bobby, man does this ever sound familiar ! I toured as a member of James Brown’s show for 40 years, and every airport and every interstate mile is ingrained in my memory. The N.M. Highways are the most boring, and getting our busses through the icy highways of the northern US on the way to Canada tours was always an E ticket ride! I’m sure we worked some of those miserable package shows back then … Recently I was at the mall and could not find my car! That was when it all came together and I realized I needed to seek help. I also have early dementia because as you know they can’t diagnose Alzheimer’s until after we are gone. Leaving the stove on was also a giveaway I needed help. I’m grateful I lived and had a long life, and still have many years to go, the less you worry the better it is.

  18. Brian Mentor December 28, 2013 at 2:58 am #

    There does not seem to be any recent postings or updates on this site. Does anyone know how Bobby and Karen are doing?

    • Cosette December 31, 2013 at 6:56 am #

      December 31, 2013

      You can find out Karen and Bobby are doing at Caring Bridge. You can find it on the internet. Check Karen and Bobby’s last name as Velline. Blessings to you!

  19. Allen F. Weitzel April 30, 2015 at 11:41 pm #

    Bobby, Happy Birthday. I hope the birthdays are happy. I’ll continue to send you our annual holiday E-version poetry book, as long as you and the family wish to receive them. Thanks to you and the family for bringing joy into our lives/homes for so many years and for being an inspiration of strength and hope. I’ve enjoyed your notes to me over the years. I hope God continues to hold the Velline family is his hand. I think of you often. Warm thoughts, Allen Weitzel (www.witent.com)

  20. Cosette May 1, 2015 at 12:53 am #

    May 1, 2015

    Bobby, a most blessed happy birthday to you! I think and pray for you, Karen and your family often! So much love, blessings and prayers to you!

    I remember the first time meeting you in 1991! Such a thrill! .

    Your recordings mean a lot to me. I love “sharing You” and the cover “Devil or Angel.”

    I am convinced in some time or and place, “Sharing You” was sung or and recorded by an African American male singer.

    Blessings dear friend. The Lord richly bless you!

    Kafi Cosette’ Sondai

  21. Jean & Joan May 10, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

    May 2015 Belated Birthday wishes! So many wonderful memories of listening to your music….and will for years to come. You have always been at the top of our FAVORITES. My twin sister and I have seen you many times in concert and have met you, we were thrilled, and have great pics on our music wall. Wishing you, Karen and your family our thoughts and prayers dealing with your health issues. You have a wonderful family to help get through it all. And know you will always be the best to us! Thank you for the memories. Thanks to your family for ”SHARING YOU”. Our best to you all.

  22. Norma Franklin Sauer August 10, 2015 at 10:06 pm #

    I had the wonderful opportunity to get to see you live in 2001. Now that I am retired I was looking on the internet to see if you by chance would be performing any where close to where I live now and found out the news about you not performing any more and the loss of your wife. I am really sorry to hear about all of that. You are one of my favorites and I enjoyed your show immensely.May God be with you and your family. Looking forward to purchasing your latest CD that you and your family made. God Bless You Bobby! You’re one of the greatest!

  23. Mel Holland August 11, 2015 at 9:12 am #

    Bobby, so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, what can anyone say at a time like this. My thoughts are with you

  24. Larry & Dianna Kreutzer April 30, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

    Me and my wife love your music , have your tapes, followed you from late 50’s and are now sad too hear of you and your wife. Wish you and your wife and family the best and prayers are with you. Have also listened too you on XM radio. God bless

  25. David Major October 25, 2016 at 4:24 am #


  26. Pauline Matheson October 26, 2016 at 9:05 am #

    As Bobby rests in peace, I continue to listen to his music, a celebration of his life. I am 70 and he still makes me feel 16 again with his mellow voice. Always remembered with affection and “thanks for the music”

  27. Tony Bennell October 26, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    Thank you for your great songs Bobby Vee. I went to see you a number of times when you toured in the UK and have most of your records in my collection. It was sad that your wife pre-deceased you, I have read that she was looking after you from the onset of your illness. R.I.P. BOBBY VEE.

  28. Annie Crawford October 30, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    To the Velline Family
    I wish to express my sorrow in the passing of a wonderful friend and a supper singer which will never be forgotten. It will be a joy to my dying day the memories he has created for so many. I never got to meet him, but know that I still play his music albums that i still have at my age of 71. I know the illness as my family have suffered from it and most have passed as well. The worsed is my sister not knowing me! It tares out my heart and i fear for my self and pray and work hard to escape it!
    My best wishes go to all of the Family, God Bless you all

  29. Robert Beck November 3, 2016 at 6:51 pm #

    When I was a youngster I would visit my Aunt’s home in Valdosta, GA. I would always head straight for the stereo and the stack of 45’s that my cousin left behind when she married. In the stack I always played a record by Bobby Vee entitled “One Last Kiss.” I would play it multiple times. My memory of Bobby Vee is that he is the singer of “One Last Kiss.”

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