If any of Bobby Vee's many fans would like to send me some of your photographs I would love to post them here on this page of the web site. Email them to me and I will give your credit for the posting. If you would like to send a short story about the photographs, I will post that with the photographs too.

BOBBY VEE AND THE SHADOWS 1961


 

THIS IS A COLLECTION OF BURMA'S PHOTOGRAPHS THAT SHE TOOK WHEN SHE FINALLY GOT TO SEE BOBBY IN CONCERT. MORE DETAILS WILL BE ADDED TO THE PHOTOGRAPHS VERY SHORTLY.
 
THANK YOU BURMA FOR SENDING THESE GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS OF BOBBY AND HIS SON'S IN CONCERT. LOOKS LIKE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME.
 
THAT BOBBY VEE SMILE
   
BURMA AND BOBBY
   
   
   
   
   
  RUBBER BALL IS COMING ?

 

England TOUR
2005
From Ruth Johnson

Ruth and her family were fortunate to see Bobby at several different venues during this tour in November 2005.

THANK YOU RUTH FOR SHARING THESE WONDERFUL PHOTOGRAPHS WITH ALL OF US.

Bobby With Chris Montez (Right) and Johnny Preston (Left) Liverpool, England 2005

Ruth's favorite photograph in Liverpool, England 2005. Bobby on stage with Jeff Engelholme. Jeff is getting the crowd to join in (which we did). Not sure, but think Bobby is singing “Take Good Care Of My Baby”

With Jeff Engelholme and Jeff Vee
Liverpool, England 2005

 Rita Bobby and Ruth in York, England
November 2005


Grand Opera House, York, England

Ruth (wearing a Bobby Vee/Vees cap from UK Tour 2005) with Rita and Richard with Bobby in Peterborough, England


The Broadway Theater, Peterborough, England

Ruth, her Mum Rita, her brother Richard and her Dad Roger attended the Concerts. Bobby noticed that their names all start with an "R". Dad took the photographs. Thanks Dad! 

BOBBY VEE went back to the UK to tour after a three year sabbatical. This time however his tour would take on a different format. On previous tours Bobby has been part of a 60s package show this time he presented the BOBBY VEE STORY.

 

      
Southern California  September 2005

WORKING HARD HERE         THOSE RUBBER BALLS GO BOUNCIN


FABIAN, BRIAN HYLAND, JOHNNY TILLOTSON
AND IN THE BACK IS BOBBY

JEFF

JOHNNY TILLOTSON, ORLONS AND BOBBY

JUST HAVING A LOT OF FUN AS USUAL
 

BOBBY'S STORY – PART 1 By Ruth and Rita Johnson

Someday” thought Bashful Bob, “Now There’s Only Me, instead of Staying In, I’ll ask Susie Baby to the Holly Hop on Saturday for a Wild Night. At A Time Like This, I’m sure I’ll be able to buy 2 tickets, and we’ll be able to Rave On until the early hours. I must tell her to Please Don’t Ask About Barbara”. Barbara was the girl with whom he thought he would have A Forever Kind Of Love – whenever he saw her, he heard a strange sound and thought Hark Is That A Cannon I Hear ?, but it was just my racing Heartbeat. “How Many Tears have I cried over her” he thought- “More Than I Can Say I suppose. Very soon it will stop Raining In My Heart”. Barbara didn’t believe that The Night Has A Thousand Eyes when she was unfaithful with Mr. Blue – she believed the eyes were Angels In The Sky. When Bashful found out, she said : “Will I see you Bobby – Tomorrow?” He just gave her One Last Kiss and said “I’m not going to be Sharing You with anyone, so you can use your Charms on others. Maybe Baby if you Come Back When You Grow Up, we’ll start again and I’ll be Walking With My Angel. Walking along the road the next day, Bobby spotted his old mate Bo Diddley on The Opposite side of the road, and thought “I’ll Run To Him”, but had to Run Like The Devil to catch him up. “What Do You Want?” asked Bo. “Well I was On The Street Where We Grew Up, and I thought we’d catch up on news – it’s not Everyday I see you, especially Early In The Morning. I had A Letter From Betty, and she says there are many Beautiful People on the beach playing with a big Rubber Ball. She wanted to join in, so she said to her friend Lucille – “Take Good Care Of My Baby, I Sincerely won’t be long”. Lucille laughed and said “Maybe Just Today then, I’ll treat her just like My Little Girl. I’m Sorry I can’t have her for long, as my lunch break is nearly Gone, but It’s All In The Game”.
Bo remarked he was trying to forget about
Susie Q, but said “I Can’t Say Goodbye to her. I Keep On Trying, but Every Little Bit Hurts, and I just want Someone To Love Me”. “Never mind”, said Bobby, “everyone falls In And Out Of Love, Cross My Heart – you’ll soon meet someone new, so don’t Punish Her.” “Well All Right”, replied Bo, “I guess it would be for the best. At least there will be No Obligations. Bobby mate, please Don’t Breathe A Word about this. People would laugh at me for not knowing if she was a Devil Or Angel. Sometimes she was bad to me, but other times she was so sweet.” Continuing on with news, Bobby asked, “Do you remember when Johnny and Diana, who lived over the road from us, had that big argument on the Midnight Shift at work at the Sunrise Highway holiday shop?” “Yes”, remembered Bo, “That’ll Be The Day when she didn’t want to Hold On To Him, and said “Take A Walk, Johnny”. He said he was Going Nowhere so didn’t Get The Message that it was a Lovers Goodbye. As he was a Stubborn Kind Of Fellow, he thought she would Walk Right Back to him so Willingly. I advised Johnny: Don’t Ever Take Her For Granted, but he had So Much Love to give her. Oh Boy, just Think It Over. I hope She Loves You Johnny. If I’m Right Or Wrong, all you can do is Be True To Yourself and be happy. “I remember that too, and then they got married three months later.” Both Bobby and Bo agreed that It Couldn’t Happen To A Nicer Guy” Time was getting on so Bobby and Bo both said goodbye, and arranged to meet up soon. Bobby continued on his way, and stopped Halfway Down The Road, where he saw a girl who had a familiar face. “Excuse me” he remarked, walking up to the girl. “I think I know you – What’s Your Name? Aren’t you A Girl I Used To Know? I must Keep On Trying to remember. Yes – I know you from our Schooldays, Remember Me Huh?” Smiling, the girl replied, “How could I forget you Bobby!” Bobby said “You’re Linda Lu aren’t you? – you were dating a Ginger-haired, Brown Eyed Handsome Man. In fact you were the Girl Of My Best Friend Robin, affectionately known as Rocking Robin. I said to you that you should Never Love A Robin. I let My Golden Chance go by with you when you were just Sweet Little Sixteen and Looking For Love. At one time you were my Theme For A Dream.” Linda said “I’m still with Robin, and we are very happy.” “Good for you” said Bobby warmly. “Did you know, Bobby, that our old teacher Mister Sandman, who lived in a Caravan with his girlfriend Irene, split up?” “No I didn’t”, answered Bobby, “that’s a surprise. I always thought of Irene as His Shadow – they were always together. What happened?” Linda explained that they had just drifted apart. “He said to her “Let’s Call It A Day Girl. You’d better Dry Your Eyes because It Doesn’t Matter Anymore. Goodnight Irene – go and Do What You Gotta Do, You’re A Big Girl Now. This Is Where Friendship Ends – it was only a Light Infatuation.” “Now if It’s All The Same to you, Linda,” Bobby said, I must Fly Away now as I am meeting my Sweet Pea (that’s my pet name for Susie)” “Where Is She?” Linda asked. “At the Honeycomb ice cream parlour downtown, run by Peggy Sue. I Gotta Know if she’s wearing her Lavender Blue dress, and enjoying a Lollipop which she loves to eat, but The Girl Can’t Help It. I used to laugh at that, but That’s All In The Past, and I Wouldn’t Change A Thing.” “Susie was talking earlier about Three On A Date. I suppose she was talking about Hickory, Dick And Doc! However, I’ve decided to take her on a romantic Sea Cruise tonight, and I’ll be Pledging My Love so I hope she doesn’t say You’d Better Move On, and I’m sure you will Forget Me Not, then fly away like a Butterfly. I’m going to speak Words Of Love to her at Every Opportunity, and hope she’ll Listen To Me and there will be no more Blue Days, Black Nights. I know there are Pretty Girls Everywhere but she is Poetry In Motion and has a lovely Sunny nature and I just Love, Love, Love her. If My World Falls Through and she makes it a Turn Down Day then I’ll remember her as The Girl I Left Behind Me. So What Else Is New?” Linda said snidely “There is a bone I need to pick with you about a phone call some years ago.” Bobby looking sheepish said “Guess Who was the fool from whom you received an Anonymous Phone Call? Sorry, it was me but I think you had a Suspicion that I loved your Baby Face and I had Tears On My Pillow, but you were Just A Dream. I just wanted to be Tenderly Yours, and I had Long Lonely Nights thinking about you”. Bobby and Linda said their goodbyes, and he headed into town where he met Susie. They enjoyed a fling together but then Bobby met and married a lovely girl called Karen. They were lucky enough to have four lovely children – three sons called Rob, Tom and Jeff, and a daughter called Jennifer, and they all lived happily ever after.

THE END