Talented teen heartthrob – American pop singer and teen idol Bobby Vee in a fresh-faced 1960 publicity still. The North Dakota native had been signed to a record label the year before at 16.
Talented teen heartthrob – Vee quickly transformed into a teen heartthrob who made numerous singles during the early 1960s, including "Rubber Ball" and "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes."
Talented teen heartthrob – Vee in January 1962, coming off a big year. In 1961, he had a No. 1 hit, "Take Good Care of My Baby," followed by the No. 2 hit "Run to Him."
Talented teen heartthrob – By the time he was 20, Vee was an established pop star in the United States and Britain, where he had seven Top 10 hits by 1963.
Talented teen heartthrob – Vee continued to tour in the United States and Europe until he retired last year after his Alzheimer's diagnosis.