He launched his career as a fill-in for the recently deceased Buddy Holly, Bobby Vee scored several pop hits during the early '60s, that notorious period of popular music sandwiched between the birth of rock & roll and the rise of the British Invasion. Though a few of his singles – "Rubber Ball," for one – were as innocuous as anything else from the era, Vee had a knack for infectious Brill Building pop, thanks to his ebullient voice as well as the cadre of songwriters standing behind him.
This is a good box set of early 60's popular music, plenty of variety and lots of big names like Del Shannon, Fabian , Dion etc, as usual no Elvis but still plenty of good music. These are all original versions, The Disky releases are top quality and are good value.
Dreamboats and Petticoats: 10th Anniversary Collection. Join us as we celebrate our favourite artists and musicians, as well as the musical itself in this 4 disc, special edition album. Split across 4 CDs each themed: ‘The Rock ‘n’ Roll Years’, ‘High School Dance, ‘Love is All Around’ and ‘Songs for the Stage’ this collection will containing 100 classic tracks from the best era music has ever seen.
Beat music, British beat, or Merseybeat (after bands from Liverpool and nearby areas beside the River Mersey) is a pop and rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s. Beat music is a fusion of rock and roll (mainly Chuck Berry guitar style and the midtempo beat of artists like Buddy Holly), doo-wop, skiffle and R&B. The genre provided many of the bands responsible for the British Invasion of the American pop charts starting in 1964, and provided the model for many important developments in pop and rock music, including the format of the rock group around lead, rhythm and bass guitars with drums. The Beat Of The Pops - excellent selection of beat tracks.