Are you a little bit country or a little bit rock n roll? Either way, the Killer Vee – Killer Country Concert is right for you! The Milbank School Endowment Fund presents the Killer Vee, Killer Country Concert on May 4 at 7 p.m. and May 5 at 1 p.m. Proceeds go to fund the Milbank High School Endowment Fund.
Reserved-seating tickets are on sale now for $30. Stop by 1st Bank and Trust in Milbank (cash or check only), Milbank High School, or call the school at 605.432.5579 to purchase your tickets (cash, check, or credit card).Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
The Killer Vee band includes Bobby Vee’s sons, Jeff and Tommy, and his nephew Bobby. The original Bobby Vee, a native of Fargo, died in 2016. Vee was a teen idol in the 1960s and according to Billboard magazine, he had 38 Hot 100 chart hits and six gold singles.
Vee’s career, which spanned an incredible seven decades, began on February 3, 1959. That day, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper died in an airplane crash in Iowa on their way to Moorhead, Minnesota – the next stop on their national tour. Vee, who was only 15 at the time, pulled together a band, using his brother and some friends, to fill in for Holly and his band. Vee went on to become a music star, songwriter, and he also appeared in several films.
In 1963, American Bandstand chose Vee to headline the national tour for Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars and Vee again found himself amidst a national tragedy. Just a few cities into the tour, the group was in Dallas on November 22, preparing for the evening’s performance. That afternoon, JFK was assassinated while touring Dallas in an open convertible. The show did not go on, but Bobby Vee’s career did. Some of his most popular songs include: The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Take Good Care of My Baby, Run to Him, Rubber Ball, Devil or Angel, and Suzie Baby.