Take Good Care Of My Baby (1961)

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Bobby Vee (born Robert Thomas Velline April 30, 1943 in Fargo, North Dakota).

Bobby Vee also had hits with "Devil or Angel", "More Than I Can Say", "Run to Him", "Rubber Ball", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" and "Come Back When You Grow Up".

On February 3, 1959, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper were killed in an airplane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa while traveling to form a Winter Dance Part in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Bobby Vee, only 15 years old at the time, and the Shadows, a quickly-assembled backing band, filled in for Buddy Holly in Moorhead. Their performance there was a success, eventually leading to the start of Bobby Vee's career.

Chart position: #1 (US).

"Take Good Care of My Baby"
was Vee's only #1 hit.

It was #1 in the US for 3 weeks in September and October 1961, preceded at #1 by "Michael Row The Boat Ashore" (the Highwaymen) and succeeded by "Hit the Road Jack" (Ray Charles).

Written by: Gerry Goffin (born February 11, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) and Carole King (born Carole Klein February 9, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York).

The husband-and-wife duo of Goffin and King also wrote hits such as "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "One Fine Day", "The Loco-Motion", "Pleasant Valley Sunday", "Porpoise Song", "Up on the Roof", "Chains", "Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "I'm Into Something Good" and "Go Away Little Girl".

In 1990, Goffin and King were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the non-performer category for their songwriting achievements.

King's 1971 album Tapestry stayed on the album charts for more than 5 years, selling over 10 million copies in the US, and close to 22 million copies worldwide.

Also by: The Beatles, at their unsuccessful January 1, 1962 audition for Decca Records, with George Harrison on lead vocals. At that audition, the band was infamously told that guitar groups were "on their way out."

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