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421. Bobby Vee

From the musical abyss known as the era between the origin of Rock and Roll and The British Invasion, Bobby Vee was one of that era’s most successful artists. His Brill Building Pop was well crafted and although he was one of that generations “safe artists”, the songs he sang were catchy and still can generate smiles today. Had Vee survived that era (like Anka and Sedaka) he might have a better shot for induction, but if those two can’t get in what chance does Bobby Vee realistically have?




The Bullet Points:

Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (Fargo, ND)


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Bobby Vee Sings Buddy Holly (1963)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (From The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, 1963)

Should Bobby Vee be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 72.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 11.1%
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+1 #1 John Lindquist 2017-01-16 18:43
Not having Bobby Vee in the official (?) r+r hall of fame is a cruel blow to his memory. He helped shape the sound of the sixties, and he kept up the recording well into the 2000's. Not only did he sing and make hits of songs by iconic songwriters, but he wrote quality songs and played a pretty good acoustic guitar as well. His records from the 70's on need to be heard to get a full appreciation of his talent. If Roy Orbison got into the hall of fame, Bobby should be in it twice.

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