Keeping Bobby Vee’s Legacy Alive

The sons of Fargo native and former teen idol Bobby Vee are working to digitally archive his musical legacy before it’s lost.

The archiving project includes hundreds of hours of Vee’s recordings.
The conversion to digital began a few weeks ago at the family’s recording studio in St. Joseph, Minnesota.

Vee rose to fame after filling in for Buddy Holly at a 1959 show in Moorhead after Holly died in a plane crash with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.

Tuesday is the 56th anniversary of the crash.

Vee was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011.

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