1960s pop singer Bobby Vee dies at age 73

MINNEAPOLIS - Bobby Vee, the 1960s singer who brought the world hits like Rubber Ball, Take Good Care of My Baby and The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, has died at the age of 73. Vee's son,

Jeff Velline, confirmed that the pop singer died on Monday. Vee has more than 25 albums to his name. He retired in 2011 after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

 At the age of 15, he took over Buddy Holly - who died in a plane crash - at a show at the Moorhead National Guard Armory and never looked back.

 After signing on with a record label in 1959, Bobby Vee And The Shadows had their first hit in 1960 with Devil Or Angel. Vee's wife, Karen, died of kidney failure in 2015 at the age of 71. The couple had four children.

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