Old Guy Plays “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes”

June 18, 2015 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

This tune, written by Benjamin Weisman, Dorothy Wayne, and Marilynn Garrett, was a big hit for Bobby Vee in 1963, peaking at #3 on the charts.

Bobby Vee was born Robert Thomas Velline in Fargo, North Dakota. Rick Nelson’s career and life ended with a plane crash. Vee’s career began with the tragedy of one. On “The Day the Music Died” (3 February 1959), the three headline acts in the lineup of the traveling “Winter Dance Party”, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa while en route to the next show on the tour itinerary in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Velline, then aged 15, and a hastily-assembled band of Fargo, North Dakota schoolboys calling themselves Bobby Vee and the Shadows volunteered for and were given the unenviable job of filling in for Holly and his band at the Moorhead engagement. Their performance there was a success, setting in motion a chain of events that led to Vee’s career as a popular singer.

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