The day the music died — when a plane carrying Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson crashed in Clearlake, Iowa — was also the day that a new young performer from Fargo would begin his rise to fame. That night, 15-year-old Bobby Vee replaced the lost stars in their scheduled performance, and subsequently would go on to put 38 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts — including well-known hits like “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes” and “Rubber Ball” — achieve two gold albums, and help put the Midwest music scene on the map. “An audience can expect to come and see the story of his life,” – from Vee’s early work as a 1960s teen idol to a “consummate performer and writer in his later years. Fee includes coach transportation, theatre ticket, and lunch at Mancini's Char House. No refunds after Nov. 1.
Location: RCTC Sports Center Parking Lot
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Depart from RCTC Regional Sports Center Parking Lot