His career began amid tragedy. On Feb. 3, 1959 the three headline acts (Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper) in the line-up of the traveling 'Winter Dance Party' were killed in a plane crash on their way to Moorehead, Minnesota. Bobby,then aged 15, and a hastily-assembled band of Fargo, North Dakota schoolboys calling themselves The Shadows volunteered for and were given the unenviable job of filling in for Holly and his band at the Moorhead engagement. Their performance there was a success, setting in motion a chain of events that led to Bobby's career as a popular singer.
Bobby Vee is still touring and performing today.
Some of his hit songs were "Take Good Care Of My Baby", "Rubber Ball", "Devil Or Angel", and "Run To Him". The video below shows him singing "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes".