Monthly Archives: July 2013

Bob Dylan Sings One for Bobby Vee

Bob Dylan paid tribute to Bobby Vee, the ‘60s pop star and a long-time resident of St. Cloud, during his St. Paul concert last Wednesday.

“I used to live here, and then I left,” said Dylan. “I’ve shared the stage with everyone from Mick Jagger to Madonna, but the most beautiful person I’ve ever been on stage with is Bobby Vee. He used to sing a song called ‘Suzie Baby.'”

Seventy-year old Bobby Vee — who last year retired from perfoming and announced he was in early stage of Alzheimer’s–was in attendance. Continue Reading

How Chuck Berry Shaped the Music of the 1960s

One time, Brian Wilson hummed Chuck Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen.” A classic Berry lyric, the song is about a young girl who goes on Dick Clark’s  American Bandstand TV show, and—after a number of USA cities are listed—the hook of the song is “All the cats want to dance with Sweet Little Sixteen.” For Wilson,… Continue Reading