Saw you for the first time at your "Richie Lee
turns 21 Birthday Bash" at Riverside Casino. Great time and
performance. Hard to believe that you are only 21. Perform
like an aged pro. Web site is now in my favorites and will
check often to see where you will be performing. Good luck
(not that you will need it) with your future.
Vickie Feb 19
Richie, You guys did an outstanding job Saturday
night. The comments we have received have been very positive
and most commented that it was the best Christmas Party we
have ever had!!! THANK YOU for everything you did to make
our night special. We look forward to seeing you play at
Riverside. Thank you Jeff, Nov 29
Hey Richie, you did a great, great, great job at
the Reunion Show! I can't thank you enough for helping out
like you do. Thank you and anytime I can help just let me
know. Melvin Nov 10
Richie is always a joy to watch and listen to..he
is a show in himself!...always polite and keeps the dance
going from one song to the next. What a wonderful young man
and entertainer. We wish him the best.
Pam Oct 23
what a show you put on at Pzazz! in Burlington!
Unbelievable, as always! You have to be in Clear Lake this
year! We've watched you grow from a little boy who was good
to a grown boy who has honed his skills as a musician,
singer, entertainer, etc. You rock, Richie!!!
The Burlington girls!!!!" Oct 3
The band was great, I think you have many more fans
now, they can not stop talking about what a good time they
had and what a difference Richie made...love you all....Butch
Hi, Mr. Hollywood, we
have our tickets to the Oct 2nd. Rock & Roll
reunion and are looking forward to seeing you once again, we
are also bringing another couple along to see you for the
first time!! We saw you in Adel, followed you to Atlantic!!
We also saw two of your concerts at the Iowa State Fair!!
You know youíre good when we sat through that many of your
shows!! Hope you have plenty of Richie Lee T-Shirts on hand
this time as we plan to buy one or two!! God Bless, Take
care, till we meet once again and keep up the good work!!
Your friends!! Shirley Sept 26
you so much! We are looking forward to having Richie Lee
back again in November. We enjoyed his performance
thoroughly. Have a great week.
Megan Sept 9
"Ritchie Lee rocked!! Congrats Ritchie!!"
Jon Sept 8
WOW, You were awesome. So many people enjoyed your
performance. We are getting such wonderful feedback from
all of the people who heard you. The ones who did not make
it out to hear you are feeling pretty upset. Not too many
people around here had heard of you but they know about you
now. We thank you so much for coming to Salem and if I have
my way, I want you back again next year. Again thank you
for coming and hope to see you in the future. I am enjoying
your c.d. that we bought. The other one I bought is a
Christmas present for my high school friend.
Judy August 31
Congrats! Very cool. We love you Richie.
Backyard Blues and the family of Ritchie Valens send
their best! The Backyard Blues Band
Hi Richie, I just wanted to say that Saturday
nights concert was awesome at the State fair. I thought it
was awesome when you came down from the stage and into the
crowd while you were playing your guitar during the song
pipe line. And I thought it was awesome when you sang happy
birthday to someone in the crowd. Thank you for signing my
t-shirt, button, and my two pictures. I gave my friend Trina
the picture you signed when you were dressed as Buddy. I
thought that she might like that. Iím glad that I got my
picture taken with you. It was awesome. What is your fan
club address so I can write to you? Good luck with your
career. Your Friend and Fan, Daisy
You sound really good.
Iím 30 yrs old and 50's & 60's oldies rock-n-roll is all I
listen to itís the best. I wear 50'sh style shirts and I use
hair grease and I have 50'sh hair style any I saw your shiny
jackets and nice shirts and I was wondering where you got
them from thanks for your time rock on
Hi Richie, Saw you
last night at the 9:30 show at the fair, a great time! You
sound better every year! Bringing friends to the Val Air in
October. See you then!
Miss Radcliffe August 23
Hi, Richie! It was
good to see you again at the fair Saturday night. I would
have liked to talk to you longer but you are in such demand
now. As I was watching you perform, I couldnít help to
think back 5 years when I first met you. I am still very
proud of you. Even though it was so hot that evening, it
didnít prevent you and your band from putting on a great
show. Keep up the great work, Richie!
Kathy August 23
I really enjoyed your
show, and I listen everyday in my car to your music. Keep it
up and you will be very famous. Adel
Saw you in Adel last
week and will see you at the state fair this weekend Ė
probably one of the Sat Shows. Love your CD. Tom
Oh how I miss going to
your shows. I looked at the schedule and there are no
Sundays listed which are my free days now. I was playing a
Buddy CD today so I told a few of my workers about you and
how awesome your shows are. I hope we get to rock out
at one of your shows soon! Tawnya July
Hey I just saw you play
tonight in Northwood! You were great! I was the girl in the
pink shirt with my grandma and grandpa lol they loved the
show too! Thanks for playing I really enjoyed it! :)
Shelby Bunch July 3
Glad you are playing at
the State Fair where more people will get to see and hear
you. Your awesome!!! Look forward to seeing you! In His
love, Dixie & Joan too! June26
Love your voice and music.
Marlene June 21
FUN FUN FUN! My grandson,
is a true fan! Show was great last night, thanks again
Candy June 13
went to the Rendezvous
last night, very nice crowd. I love your music. June
why arenít you signed with Paul McCartney yet? You need to
get out of Iowa and get discovered. You were the best
performer at the Rockabilly show and they would be smart to
put you on the tour. Dana June
Richie Lee rocks Davenport, Iowa one more time--it
was great at the Col Ballroom. I brought the mayor of
Davenport and he thought so too---keep rocked and we will
see you 9/25/10 at our reunion....Butch
show at the COL, come back soon!
I have said it before but it is worth repeating,
Your musical talent only pales in comparison to the fine
person you are. You exemplify what we believe, using your
talent In a positive healthy way to make your life and the
lives of those around you better. I am honored to know you
and call you friend. Most sincerely,
Becky May 20
Enjoyed both shows in Fergus Falls, MN, you have a
great talent! Hope you can come back to Fergus Falls soon.
Don and Cathy April 15
I helped Richie when
he made his first CD. I was there when he named his band
the Fabulous 50's and I remember doing some demo recordings
in his parents living room just for fun, and getting his dad
to sing. Those days were a lot of fun, thanks Richie for
those memories. Jack & Chris April 11
My fiancť and I have been going to Richie Lee since
he was 13. Mainly at Electric Park in Waterloo. He was good
then and gets better every year. Going to see him again
tonight 4/2! Rock & Roll!!
Awesome! I am so looking forward to working with
and seeing Richie again. Great young man, amazing talent,
wonderful family. What's not to like! I wish there were
more young people with his character and values. It's not
just about his choice of music; it is about who he is as a
person. I will try and see him at the Iowa State fair.
Rebecca March 23
I found the web site for the singer Richie Lee that
sang at the KATO last week end. This kid will go far. He's
great! March 16
Richie. A bunch of us 'older' folks' who actually saw Buddy
sing live in 1959 went and saw you sing in Mankato, and the
whole group was just fantastic! Please come back again soon
and bring Buddy back on stage where he actually
played on live in 1959 again. Everyone was heard to say how
great the show was. Thanks for a great time. Hope you
come back soon! Had a person tell me today that this
was the best band concert he has 'ever' been to at the Kato
Ballroom. Everyone said it was great. Sure liked his Buddy
Holly, Roy Orbison and Ritchie Valens songs plus the woman
singing Patsy Cline. Never been to a 60's dance for years
that had strings and a bass fiddle in the band. It was Very
good. Dick March 16
Richies' shows were
above fantastic and looking forward to see what is down the
pike for him!! C March 15
I was just at the
show you did at the Kato ballroom. Very exciting! The first
time I saw you was on the last tour, last year. I wish you
came up north more! He is everything that is exciting about
rockín roll---I'm sure Buddy Holly is looking down, proud of
him! I just have rock n roll excitement! Keep up the good
work! Andrew March 15
Hey! So I know this is late, but I saw your show in
Grand Forks, ND, and it was amazing! I loved it! I was also
listening to your CD, and wondered if you sang any Frankie
Valli, 'cuz your falsetto is impressive! I hope you come
back to GF, cuz I'd love to see your show again.
Brittany March 15
Grand Forks Show
3-6-10 Richie, my daughter and I saw the show last night
and spoke to you afterwards. You were absolutely amazing. I
felt so very proud of how accomplished you are. You have
Buddy's moves down; I would have sworn it was him. It was
just wonderful. Thank you for a wonderful night.
Mary March 7
Richie, It sounds like you are doing everything
right. Keep you head and keep looking forward. You have a
real talent... great parents and a very good look. You are
truly blessed. All the best to you,
Keith March 3
Awesome show last night Richie! We all had such a
great time, and can't wait to come back next time you are
fabulous! Norm March 1
Richie is the easiest guy to work with, I believe
he has a God given talent. Keith Feb
Hi! it was great seeing all of you last weekend and
hearing Richie sing and entertain us for 2 hours at The
Island. Wow! It was great! Thank you.
Joan & Merle Feb 14
Hi Richie, It was great to see
you at Clear Lake. Your gig at the Island was really good.
You are the only one I have heard get the 'Peggy Sue'
riff exactly right, and also the words to 'La Bamba' exactly
right. Hope to make it again next year. BTW I
noticed the DVD of your gig on 2/3 being played behind you.
If so, how can I get a copy? Beat wishes, Rave On,
Mike Delf England Feb 13
oh please come to Ohio. As a big Buddy fan, I need to
see this. Despite the Rock-n-Roll hall of fame in Cleveland,
there are never any tributes to the iconic Buddy here. No
theatre productions, no radio specials. Nothing. One of
these years before I die, I will make it to Clear Lake.
Until then, I await Richie. Come to Ohio please!!!
Karen Feb 23
We had a wonderful time Saturday night with Richie and
his group. They have a great sound and his back up guys are
all excellent musicians. I am sure you have heard this
before, but we were very impressed with Richie's
performance. Great instrumentals, great singing, great
authenticity of the 50's sound. Just as important, we were
really happy to see that Richie is such a nice young man.
He obviously loves what he is doing and is very good at it,
but he also takes time to be kind to everyone: our staff
and employees, his fans, everyone. That is pretty rare
with kids these days. To see and hear it from one who has
been so successful so early in his life is very
heart-warming. Speaking of fans, Richie's fans are great
and contributed much to the success of the evening. They
obviously love to dance, but, at the same time, really
showed their appreciation to the guys on stage. Although
his "regulars" made up the majority of our audience Saturday
night, there were a pretty hefty number who had never seen
him before. He certainly grew his fan base with those
folks. Tom at the Iowa Theatre
Artists Company Jan 25
Not only was Richie and his band an awesome talent,
they were very cooperative, friendly and easy to work with.
They are a breath of fresh air compared to some shows we
work with! BF Jan 20
We saw your show in Burlington, IA on Sunday
night. It was fabulous. We
will be bringing friends to a show in Riverside. Thank you
all. You are very authentic and talented. Wonderful band as
well. lowcl Jan 19
I'm very proud of you. Hope to
see you soon with all the family. A very blessed New Year to
come. Keep Rocking with the 50's. Love your friend always,
Goldie Jan 16
Richie!!! You are so deserving of the IRRMA Spirit Award!
Your Rock n' Roll friends, Joan &
Dixie Jan 15
Richie.....you da man...keep ROCKIN buddy......
Dave Jan 15
This is great news. You deserve
the award. We will have to come see you receive it.
Marcia Jan 5
Congrats on the award.
This is spectacular!! We'll have to be at Arnold's that
weekend for at least one of the days.
Steve Jan 6
We wish that we had a
reason to contract "Richie Lee & the Fabulous 50's" again.
We all enjoyed your playing at out International SDC
Convention last summer. Best Wishes to you all.
Alan & Marlene Jan 5
You're doing a great job keeping
Rock 'n Roll alive Please keep up the good work!
Raymond Jan 5
Richie, I send a hearty
congratulation on being the first one to receive the new
Spirit Award from the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association
Hall of Fame. It was announced today and I was
thrilled. It's neat too that you are getting it at the same
time that the late J. P. Richardson is getting inducted.
I'll be there to see you get your certainly justified award
Labor Day weekend!! Raymond Russell
We were visiting
friends in Burlington, Iowa and they took us to your concert
New Year's Eve. We live in northern IL. We had a great
time and enjoyed you and your band. You really made
"The Show must go on" true that evening. Thanks for
a wonderful time!! Dianne & Dan Jan
WOW! Richie what a show you put
on New Years Eve, fantastic. You have to be one of Iowa's
most talented performers. We all wish you the best in the
new year and hope you travel to far places. We will be
looking for you in the tabloids.
Dianne Jan 1
KATO Ballroom in Mankato, MN sure did miss you last night,
the last 2 new years eve band with you were so much better.
You have so much more talent and hope you are back here
again very soon as we miss you. Happy New Year!
Sal Jan 1
Buddy Holly and Ritchie
Valens - two of the most influential Rock NíRoll artists of
all time - live on in the incredible sights and sounds of
Richie Lee & The Fabulous 50ís. Richieís performance is so
accurate, itís as if Buddy Holly walked out of the past and
onto the stage!