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On this page we encourage Bobby's Fans to e-mail us and tell your Bobby Vee stories and information about his concert appearances around the world. If you have a digital camera or can scan your photos, include those. We hope to update this every week or so.
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Subject: In Memorium
From: Linda Cahalan
Date: Tue 10/24/2017 1:02 AM

Remembering Bobby today...always in my heart .So thankful for the memories and all the songs he left us. Rest in peace, my friend.


Subject: Happy Birthday Bobby
From: Renee Harris
Date: Sun 4/30/2017 8:56 AM

Happy Birthday, Bobby!

Love always,
Renee Harris

Subject: Bobby Vee
From: Jackie Scourfield
Date: Wed 11/23/2016 5:44 AM

We are sorry to hear sad news of his passing away we send our condolences we saw him in concert at Portsmouth guildhall had the best time met matt vee say hello to him it was a great night.

Subject: Memory
From: Thom Bishop
Date: Mon 11/14/2016 9:43 AM

To All:
When I was a young musician, I had a gig at North Dakota State.  After the show, I heard that Bobby was playing across town, so I went to catch the last set.  Afterward, he came over and someone introduced us and we had a warm but brief chat.   A couple of years later, I was in the Indianapolis airport and spotted him across the way.  When I went over to say, “You won’t remember me, but…”  Bobby smiled and said, “Thom, how have you been?”  Whatever we said after that was brief because I was all but speechless that he remembered my name.  What  lovely and gifted man. 

Grace & Blessings,
Thom Bishop

Subject: A tribute to Bobby Vee
From: Dennis Ford
Date: Sat 11/5/2016 8:48 AM

The Death of Bobby Vee
The Death of Bobby Vee I occasionally notice on the many internet sites I view, bulletin reports of the deaths of celebrities. When people like Prince and David Bowie pass away, most of the world m…

Subject: Mark Steyn's tribute to Bobby Vee
From: Brian Clark
Date: Fri 11/4/2016 10:42 AM

You might like to know about Mark Steyn’s bitter-sweet tribute.

Subject: Bobby Vee
From: Candace Serviss
Date: Sun 10/30/2016 9:57 PM

As a teenager I had Bobby Vee's picture on my notebook and wrote Mrs Bobby Vee many times! I loved his music and my favorite was The Night has a Thousand well and God Speed.

Candace Serviss

Subject: Bobby's passing.
From: Ann Theriault and family
Date: Sun 10/30/2016 2:07 PM

To the Velline family, friends and fans, my heart goes out to all along with my prayers, such sad news. The next time we hear thunder, it will be Bobby singing ‘Rubber Ball” and him tossing out the beach balls to all those in heaven. God bless Bobby and family for all you have given to music!

Love, hugs and many prayers.
Ann Theriault and family!

Subject: Bobby Vee family
From: Raymond
Date: Sun 10/30/2016 10:08 AM

I'm sorry to hear about Bobby Vee, May he RIP.

Yours Truly...

Subject: A Forever Kind Of Love
From: Irene Jenkins
Date: Sun 10/30/2016 3:17 AM

So very sorry to hear the news of dear Bobby's passing.  My thoughts are with his lovely family.   Thank you for the music Bobby.

Irene, a fan for 55 years

Subject: Heartfelt sympathy
From: Nancy and Stan Honstad
Date: Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:19 AM

My wife Nancy and I express our deepest sympathy to the entire family. To our friend Bobby rest in peace. You were one of the greatest highlights of our lives. From the CWC Christmas parties to the Christmas parties at St. Peter Ford. And then all the concerts we were privileged to attend. Each and every time you made us feel so welcome. We always felt that we were friends and we were so very proud to tell everyone that we knew you. No one could have asked for anything better than to have you be a part of our lives.

Nancy and Stan Honstad

Subject: Rest in Peace
Date: Thur 10/27/2016 3:52 PM
From: Claudia Fallert

I was so saddened to hear of Bobby Vee's death yesterday. He was really the first rock and roll singer I listened to. I was a mere 7 years old! I would listen through my brother's bedroom door. He eventually collected all of the albums at that time. Bobby may well be the reason I became a musician. I taught private voice for many years and just retired from directing an auditioned youth choir in St. Charles MO, St. Charles County Youth Choir.

Years ago, I ordered the Singles Collection. The website was not cooperating and I fired off an email to the webmaster letting him know I was trying to order the set, but the website wouldn't let me. He immediately answered and told me I would receive the 3 CD set for free. There was a problem with the site, and it was fixed very quickly. The web master was very much a class act! Later that day, I received an email directly from Bobby! We emailed back and forth a couple of times and I told him I had become a musician. I saved the emails off of the server and now I will always treasure it. Rest in Peace, Bobby, and thanks for the music.

Claudia Fallert
Fellow musician

Subject: Memories of Bobby
From: Gene and Linda Kappers
Date: Wed 10/26/2016 10:38 PM

Dear Velline Family & Friends. It is with great sorrow that I write this email because we have lost someone so dear in our memories of growing up in the 50s& 60s.Even though I have moved 5 times since 1966, I still have my 45s & LPs. Learning of his passing brought memories flooding into my mind of his wonderful music playing at dances through the Midwest. He was not only a teen idol, but also a role model for all ages in the decades that followed. May you be comforted by the love that is being sent your way.

Linda Kappers
Cherry Grove MN

Subject: To the beautiful Bobby Vee, loved forever, never to be forgotten
From: Ann Doyle
Date: Wed 10/26/2016 5:51 PM

When I read about Bobby's passing I could not stop crying, I have been a fan since I was 12 years old, I am now 69 years old, 57 years. I still have all his records, have seen him in concert several times, and met him in a meet and greet twice. He was a lovely well mannered man, and excellent in concert. I remember my Dad getting tickets for my cousin and I, I also wanted "Run To Him" from the local music shop, Dad said no, we were going to the concert, I came home from school the next day, opened the door, and immediately heard "Run To Him" I cried, Dad had gone to the store to buy it for me, thanks Dad. I send all my love and condolences to Bobby's family, he will be greatly missed, continue to play his music, for the sweetest memories.

Ann  Doyle

Subject: My condolences
From: Steen Vinlov
Date: Wed 10/26/2016 5:36 PM

My deepest condolences to the relatives of Bobby Vee who gave me so much joy with his lovely music.

He will be deeply missed.

Steen Vinlov

Subject: Sincere Condolences
From: Mikki Parkhill
Date: Wed 10/26/2016 3:37 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Velline family as they go through this most difficult time. I can't hardly believe it has come to the end, but I know that Bobby is now pain free and reunited with his Bride, Karen. We all have wonderful memories and the music that will live on. Prayers of comfort and peace for you all.

Mikki Parkhill

Subject: Condolences to family and friends of Bobby Vee
From: Jimmy Simpson
Date: Wed 10/26/2016 2:14 PM

Dear Sir,
I just wanted to convey my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the great Bobby Vee. I appreciate the wonderful website devoted to Vee, and know that his music will live forever.

Jimmy Simpson

Subject: To The Velline Family
From: Gloria Thompson
Date: Tue 10/25/2016 10:00 PM

I am so sorry to hear about your father.  He is now with Karen.  Bobby meant a lot to me.  I managed his International Fan Club from 1979 to 1986 in Minneapolis, MN.  He was loved by all his fans and we will truly miss him.  Our prayers are with the family at this time. 

Gloria (Bolander) Thompson

Subject: Bobby's passing
From: Jim Dalton
Date: Tue 10/25/2016 8:22 PM

My condolences to Bobby’s family. As a former air personality I worked with him on several occasions here in Iowa and always enjoyed his company and live performances. He will be missed. Too bad his name didn’t deserve more national coverage than it got.

Subject: Bobby Vee
From: Lorraine Davenport
Date: Tue 10/25/2016 5:11 PM

To the family of Bobby Vee

My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Bobby; at rest.

I was introduced to the wonderful sounds of Booby by my (late) parents and I will continue to enjoy Booby's music - his legacy live on.


Subject: We have lost one of the most beautiful people in the whole, wide world.
From: Robert Vincent O'Neil
Date: Tue 10/25/2016 3:19 PM

Bobby Vee was my first and most enduring hero.
He was also a friend.
My latest blog tribute
Robert Vincent O'Neil
"Bobby V"

Subject: Tribute Booby Vee
From: Sarah Olsen
Date: Tue 10/25/2016 2:54 PM

So sad to hear that Booby has finally passed away , just like to say for the past 47 years his music was my inspiration I had the great pleasure of meeting him and his sons sometime  when he played at the Pladdium as I sit here now I can see the picture he autographed for me and will be greatly missed. rip

Subject: Bobby Vee
From: Richard Lehman
Date: Tue 10/25/2016 1:31 PM

So sad to read of Bobby's death. As teenagers in the UK in the 60's, my sister and I grew up to his music many of which still have pride of place in my iPhone 'favourites'. RIP Bobby.

Subject: with sympathy
From: Betsy & Tom Faryniarz
Date: Tue 10/25/2016 1:04 PM

We were deeply saddened to hear of Bobby’s passing. We send our deepest condolences to his family and his devoted fans. Bobby was one of the kindest, most generous singers that I have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know. He cared deeply for all of his fans. He always gave his very best at all of his concerts. (We attended many!)  Our prayers are with the family at this difficult time. He will always remain in my heart and I will always cherish the time that my husband and I had spent with Bobby. He will be missed.

With our deepest sympathy,
Betsy and Tom Faryniarz

Subject: Memories of Bobby Vee
From: George Estell
Date: Tue 10/25/2016 11:06 AM

I heard of Bobby’s passing this morning and in an instant I was singing all the words to “Suzy Baby” for the first time in over 40 years. Bobby was my boyhood idol, his music, voice, and style made an impact back in the 60’s that has stayed with me to this day. My sincerest condolences to the entire Vee clan, Bobby was an inspiration who will never be forgotten.

George Estell
Oakdale, NY

Subject: Bobby
From: Janice Kasada
Date: Tue 10/25/2016 10:46 AM

As I write this email. I am looking at a picture of Bobby and me that has been posted on my office wall sine I saw him last in Branson, MO. 

There is a picture of us in Branson in 2007, and at a concert in Omaha, NE in 1973. OMG was I excited both times. Our photos are posted at the bottom of the "From Fans" link.

My stomach sunk this morning hearing the news. We have lost a legend.

Prayers and condolences to his family and friends,
Janice Kasada

Subject: Bobby Vee's artwork
From: R. Scott
Date: Tue 10/25/2016 10:28 AM

I have been a fan of Bobby Vee since I was sixteen, listening to his records over the radio.   I would love to purchase a painting of his.   Please let me know how to go about doing this.  Thank you so much.

Subject:Bobby Vee
From: Andrea Dempster
Date: Tue 10/25/2016 6:39 AM

Every so often I have thought of Bobby and his family as he has battled Alzheimer's. I am so sorry to learn of his passing. I have always loved his music and they bring back happy memories. Bless him and his family.

Subject: Prayers to all the family of Bobby
From: Eunice Burris
Date: Tue 10/25/2016 2:11 AM

Hi my name is Eunice Burris (Makey )  I am a cousin of Bobby Vee.  My prayers go out to all the family members.  My dad had Alzeimers too so I understand what they are going thru.  Please let me know how everyone is and let them know I am praying for them. 


Subject: Bobby at Surf Ballroom on Feb 4, 1995
From: Kent S. Cook
Date: Mon 10/24/2016 9:43 PM

Bobby Vee was someone I always admired and always will.

Subject: Bobby
From: Renee Harris
Date: Mon 10/24/2016 9:04 PM

While today is a sad, sad day for all of us who loved is the day Bobby sings again for his beloved Karen. My thoughts and prayers go to his family. I am thankful for all the wonderful times. I am thankful for the positive impact Bobby had on my life in retirement!!!!!! I went back to work because of him....his story needs to be shared and I have done my best. My last visit with him was a month ago on my way to my 50th reunion and another session of "Bobby Vee lessons" with middle schoolers. I am thankful that we got to see the play at the History Theatre a week ago. There are so few words for such an incredible man. I'd say RIP, but I really hope he is busy singing.

Renee Harris

Subject: To The Velline Family
From: Pat O
Date: Mon 10/24/2016 8:57 PM

My heart goes out to you as you mourn the death of your Dad.  I am literally crushed to learn of his death.  He was one of a very few rock-idols in the 60s that I totally adored.   He had such talent, personality, and love all wrapped up in that great person!   I’ve been following his (and your) journey on Facebook on the Fan Club page.   May he and your Mom be reunited in love, and may you all continue to carry on his legend.  Blessings and love to the entire family.  Red heart  He will never, ever be forgotten. 

Pat O
Clemmons, NC

Subject: Bobby Vee Passing
From: Paulette Cheek
Date: Mon 10/24/2016 8:20 PM

My heart is broken. I have listened to Bobby's music since I was 10 years old and got my first record player. I spent most of my "babysitting" money on his records. I still listen to CD's by him. I was honored to have met him in person one time.
My God be with his family.

Paulette Cheek

Subject: Condolences
From: F. E. Nelson
Date: Mon 10/24/2016 8:35 PM

R.I.P. Bobby-you were an inspiration and I still have a few of your 45’s.  Thank you for the entertainment!

Subject: Sad News
From: Neil Rudgley
Date: Mon 10/24/2016 7:12 PM

Very sad to hear of Bobby’s passing.
Loved all his songs.
After his shows on his Aussie tours we always had a chat.
Deepest sympathies to his family.
He will be missed.
- Neil
Sydney Australia

Subject: Bobby Vee
From: Abigail Jones
Date: Mon 10/24/2016 6:46 PM

Today I heard about the passing of Bobby Vee. I found my old 78 LP and listened to "Please don't ask about Barbara." It made me feel 16 again. My grand daughter asked if the song was for me, I told her it was for all the Barbara's. Thank you Bobby.

Abigail Jones

Subject: It's a sad day
From: Tom Burger
Date: Mon 10/24/2016 4:35 PM

I just learned this morning of Bobby's heart felt sympathy and prayers go out to his family. I'll always remember the first time I heard Take Good Care of My Baby during 8th grade lunch--Bobby had me hooked and I followed him from that day on. I'd buy every record, album and cassette and catch him perform whenever he was near--even cruising with him & his family and  traveling out of state to catch one of his shows. May he rest in peace with the love of his life Karen and always "keep it rockin'." Thanks for the great music....

Tom Burger

Subject: Bobby Vee
From: Anne Birkert
Date: Mon 10/24/2016 3:44 PM

So sorry to hear the news of Bob's passing: it's the end of an era. I have many happy memories of my friendship with all of you over the past 45 years. You are in my thoughts at this sad time. 

Anne Birkert

Subject: To Jeff, Tommy, Robby, and Jennifer
From: Judith Kinter
Date: Mon 10/24/2016 2:41 PM

My heart and prayers go out to you at this time.  I have so many wonderful memories of the shows I've seen.  Your father was an incredible, wonderful, and friendly man.  I will remember him always. 

My love to all of you always,.    
Judy Kinter

Subject: Bobby RIP
From: Linda Cahalan
Date: Mon 10/24/2016 1:57 PM

My deepest sympathy to all the Velline family.I am so glad I saw the musical of Bobby's life. It was wonderful.I will always keep him and his music in my heart. I will miss him "More Than I Can Say'.


Subject: Bobby
From: Ken Okines
Date: Mon 10/24/2016 1:55 PM

My wife and I were saddened to hear of Bobby’s death. He was a blessing to so many people through his music and personality. We saw him on his last visit to England in 2005 at the packed Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton. It was a terrific evening in every way, and a lot of fun. More like a party than a performance. He had the stage lights low enough to see who he was singing for and respond with great good humour to all the cheering and requests. After the show he spent a very long time in conversation with the many fans who queued to buy another album, get his signature, or just have a short time with him. He said a lot to my wife and I about the importance of family. We prayed for him during the difficult last years of his life, and our prayers are with his family now. We give our thanks to God for such a good man. Thank you.

Ken Okines

Subject: Rest in Peace Bobby Vee
From: Hilary Charney
Date: Mon 10/24/2016 1:47 PM

Your music kept a love between David and I alive for 35 years while we were out of touch. God Bless you and your wonderful family. You will have a lot of friends to play music with in Heaven.

Subject: Bobby's death
From: Hazel Kinroy
Date: Mon 10/24/2016 1:37 PM

I am absolutely heartbroken at the devastating news of Bobbys death. I hope he didn't suffer. At last reunited with his adored wife Karen.
All my best wishes to his family.

Lifelong fan
Hazel Kinroy

Subject: Bobby Vee
From: Linda Warner Cahalan
Date: Wed 6/15/2016 5:08 PM

Hi Bobby,

Hope you are well and enjoying the summer. Thinking of you and listening to your Adobe Sessions CD. What a talented family you have. I enjoy the Old Love Letters song, because it reminds me of the cards, pictures and other mementos,I have from long ago. Good times, good memories.You are always in my prayers.

Take care. 
Linda Warner Cahalan

From: Gretchen Christopher
Date: Tue 5/3/2016 7:43 AM


I think of you fondly, every time I drive past a certain place we talked on the phone, and you graciously arranged tickets to your show, then introduced me in the midst of it, telling your audience about my new solo CD release, Gretchen’s SWEET SIXTEEN! 

Just yesterday I told Vos that your slow, acoustic (guitar & vocal) rendition of “Take Good Care of My Baby” made me weep, it is so feeling and beautiful. Thank you, Bobby Vee, for sending it to me (and giving me feedback on my own). May your new year be blessed with the happiness you have so generously brought others over the decades.  


Subject: Birthday
From: Vic & Pat Cordone
Date: Sun 5/1/2016 8:15 PM

We would like to wish Bobby a happy birthday, and many more.

Vic & Pat Cordone

Subject: Happy Birthday from Vegas!
From: Ron Mikkelsen & Peggy Stauffer
Date: Sat 4/30/2016 8:08 PM

Happy Birthday Bobby!!

We hope you’ve had a great day.  We love the pictures Robby has posted today... You look Great!!  We wish you all the best dear Friend.  We talk often about all the good times we had with you when we lived in Topeka, KS and you were there performing......great times!  We love ya Buddy.  Take care!

Happy Birthday BV.
Best Wishes,,,,

Ron Mikkelsen & Peggy Stauffer
Las Vegas, NV

Subject: Happy, Happy Birthday!
From: Mike Kelley
Date: Sat 4/30/2016 6:48 PM

Happy birthday Bobby.

I wanted to wish you a happy birthday and hope you are enjoying the day with your family. Best wishes!

I'm 49 and have been a fan for 40 years!

Mike Kelley
Boston, MA

Subject: Happy birthday wishes
From: Sue Williams
Date: Sat 4/30/2016 2:57 PM

Wishing Bobby a very happy birthday!!  SO many happy memories from age 13 onwards!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Take good care of yourself, we miss you over here in the UK so much. Lots of love from Sue Williams, half of The Two Sues .... And Dave xx

Subject: Happy birthday Bobby
From: Irene Jenkins
Date: Sat 4/30/2016 9:22 AM

Dear Bobby
Just to wish you a very happy birthday, which I hope you will enjoy with your wonderful family.  
Fondest wishes from
Irene (a lifelong fan)

Subject: Happy, Happy Birthday!
From: Brenda & Bill
Date: Sat 4/30/2016 6:05 AM


We are missing you. Hope you have a great Birthday with your family around you.

All our Love,
Brenda & Bill Woods

Subject: Happy Birthday, Bobby!!!!
From: Renee Harris 
Date: Sat 4/30/2016 5:53 AM

Best wishes for a wonderful birthday!!!  Thanks for the great music….from Suzie Baby to the Adobe Sessions, you can never have enough Bobby Vee!!!!  Thanks for being an inspiration.  Your story has made a difference in countless lives.  You are the best.

Much love to you,
Renee Harris

Subject: Happy Birthday
From: Gina
Date: Sat 4/30/2016 3:56 AM

Happy Birthday, Bobby. Hope, you have a nice day with your family
and friends.
Best wishes.

Magdeburg, Germany

Subject: Birthday Wishes
From: Linda Warner Cahalan
Date: Fri 4/29/2016 11:07 PM

Bobby, Wishing you peace, love and happiness on your birthday and always.

Linda Warner Cahalan

Subject: Happy Birthday Bobby
From: Pat and Richard
Date: Fri 4/29/2016 5:20 PM

Happy Birthday Bobby thinking of you and just want to say thanks for all the happy memories of such beautiful music and all the concerts you gave us here  in the U K. I will always remember your patience with all your fans after your performances and I still have all the lovely pictures of you and me to remind me of such super times. Your music plays on forever and all your hard work putting the sweet music together is very much appreciated.

Happy Birthday Bobby lots of love Pat and Richard.

Subject: Huge Bobby Vee Fan
From: Susie Hager
Date: Thu 4/28/2016 10:27 PM

Hello Bobby Vee, 

I want to wish you a happy birthday. Thanks for all the happiness you brought into my life through your music. I love all of your songs.


Subject: Saw Bobby in Ft. Pierce
From: Ted Meads
Date: Wed 3/30/2016 1:39 PM

Like many, I’ve been a Bobby Vee fan since the very early 60’s – and went to one of his shows in Ft. Pierce, FL several years ago.  I wasn’t disappointed.  I’m writing to express my sadness over Bobby’s current health status and the loss of his wife of 51 years ago (last August).

From a loyal Bobby Vee fan.
Ted Meads

Subject: A Portrait of Bobby
From: Jack Daniel
Date: Sat 3/19/2016 4:17 PM


I remember when school was out for the summer, I'd listen to the radio, and Bobby Vee always stood out among the rest of the pop singers of the day.  There was something unique in Bobby's voice that conveyed more to me than just the words he was singing; his music seemed to carry me on a journey, invoking feelings of anticipation of being told an incredible story with each song he sang.
My two favorites are "Run To Him", and "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes".

As a hobby I'm a pastel artist and I love doing portraits.  Recently I completed a portrait of Bobby which I'd like to share with Bobby and his fans. (It's attached). I enjoy drawing famous faces and I tend to "fall in love" with the "subjects" of my portraits and as well I did with Bobby while I worked on this.  His music played in my mind the whole time I worked on his portrait, and this is my way of showing my appreciation and love for Bobby and his music which helped make my childhood fondly memorable.  Thanks! 

Peace and Blessings,
Jack Daniel
San Mateo, California

Subject: Mr. Vee's paintings
From: SuperFunkybubble
Date: Mon 3/7/2016 1:48 PM

Hi I'm a big fan of Mr Vee.  I have just been on his website and found these beautiful paintings I hope Mr Vee is being cared for by his family. Just tell him on behalf of all his british fans, thank you so much for all your  talent, your a true  star.

Subject: Bobby Vee Memories
From: Gary E. Jacobs
Date: Sat 1/30/2016 8:24 PM

Wahpeton, ND 1959
I have been a great fan of Bobby's music since 1959 when our car club, the Cavaliers,  had Bobby Vee and the Shadows play at the Wahpeton Armory.  I collected most all of his records and now CD's and listen to at least 2 or 3 of his songs every day.  Susie Baby was the first one.  I was lucky to be able to meet him as a 15 year old kid and will never forget it.  His music is the greatest. Two of my 72 year old buddies still talk about it when we get together.  He is good for us.

Gary E. Jacobs
Apple Valley, MN


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