He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
Bobby Vee, who had hits in the 60s with 'Rubber Ball', 'The Night Has A Thousand Eyes' and 'Take Good Care of My Baby' has died at the age of 73. In 2011 he retired from his long career in music after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. He had released more than 25 albums.
Brazilian concert promoter Bianca Freitas, the founder of Sao Paulo-based Enjoy Experiences, has passed away aged just 34. Bianca, who was hospitalised four months ago after contracting Guillain-Barré syndrome, died from pneumonia in a Sao Paolo hospital. In addition to running Enjoy Experiences, Freitas, a veteran of the Latin American live scene, produced major shows for clients including Universal Music and Editora Abril and represented the NME brand in Brazil. She was also the co-founder of On Stage Lab, which runs music industry training courses.