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The Shadows Tribute Show returns to the Broadway Ballroom

Bobby Vee performed by Dick Dunkirk (Contributed photo)1 / 4
Buddy Holly performed by Jeff Boxell (Contributed photo)2 / 4
Big Bopper performed by Dick Dunkirk (Contributed photo)3 / 4
Roy Orbison performed by Wayne Luchau (Contributed photo)4 / 4

The Shadows Band Tribute Show will return to the Broadway Ballroom on Friday, August 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and an extra $15.

The Shadows Band was originally formed in 1959 in Fargo, North Dakota by bass player Dick Dunkirk, drummer Bob Korum and guitar-playing brothers, Bill and Bobby Velline. Bobby shortened his name to Bobby Vee, and the group performed under the name "Bobby Vee and the Shadows."

They gained national recognition when their recording of "Devil or Angel" became a hit, making them one of the top touring groups on the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars. They even hired a then-unknown Bob Dylan on piano for a few shows.

The original band stopped touring in 1964, but Dunkirk put the band back together when The Shadows were inducted into the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

At their shows, the Shadows perform tributes to Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, Roy Orbison, Gene Pitney, The Big Bopper and Bobby Vee.

They also re-enact the last performance of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.

Some of the songs performed in the show include "Peggy Sue," "Pretty Woman," "Devil or Angel," "La Bamba," "Chantilly Lace," and "Wake Up Little Suzie."

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For tickets or more information, call (320) 763-6565.