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Spectropop - Digest Number 1200

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      1. Re: Bobby Vee
           From: S.J. Dibai 
      2. Re: Bobby Vee
           From: Bob 

Message: 1 Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 01:34:23 -0000 From: S.J. Dibai Subject: Re: Bobby Vee Bob wrote: > S.J. There is an explanation for Bobby Vee's vocals sounding > like they did. He did the show prior to an operation that he > had to have performed on his throat. There were a couple of > problem areas in his throat that I won't get into here, but > they had to be addressed, and they were taken care of by a > surgeon in Nashville who regularly does these types of > procedures on singers. He now sounds more like his old self > thanks to that procedure. Bob, thank you very much for telling me about this. I'm glad he's sounding better and that his problems have been taken care of. It's shocking sometimes when things like this happen on these PBS specials - like when The Four Tops came out in "Red, White and Rock" and Levi Stubbs wasn't there. Wasn't he having an operation as well? S.J. Dibai -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 02:03:26 -0000 From: Bob Subject: Re: Bobby Vee Austin Roberts wrote: > I loved Suzy Baby by Bobby Vee,which was a local hit where > he lived and then (somebody help me here), I think, was > rereleased and went to the mid charts. Austin, "Suzie Baby" was a big regional hit in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and in a few other Upper Midwest states. The record was recorded at Kay Bank Studios in Mpls and issued on the Soma label. The record was sent to Liberty, and Snuffy Garrett by one of Liberty's regional people. Snuff signed Bobby to the label and Liberty released the song nationally, but it had lost most of it's steam by that time reaching only into the seventies on the Billboard charts. Incidentally, if "Devil or Angel" never happened as it did, Liberty was going to drop Bobby from the roster. The "A" side of that record was "Since I Met You Baby" and wasn't doing very well when a DJ from KQV in Pittsburgh flipped it over and well..........the rest, as they say. is history! Bob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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