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Encyclopedia > Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
Birth name Walden Robert Cassotto
Born May 14, 1936(1936-05-14)
Origin Bronx, New York, USA
Died December 20, 1973 (aged 37)
Genre(s) Big band, rock and roll, pop, folk
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, actor
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Drums
Years active 1956 - 1973
Label(s) Decca, Atco

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Darin is widely respected for being a multi-talented, versatile performer who conquered many music genres, including folk, country, pop, and jazz.


He was also an award-winning actor, songwriter and music business entrepreneur. His wish for a legacy was "to be remembered as a human being and as a great performer."[1] Among his many other contributions, he became a Goodwill Ambassador for the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke American Stroke Association Web site. ...

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Early years

Darin was born to a poor, working-class Italian-American family in the Bronx, New York. His father disappeared a few months before he was born. It was the height of the Great Depression, and he once remarked that his crib was a cardboard box, later a dresser drawer. As a result, his mother had to accept Home Relief, which was what "Welfare" was referred to as in those days,[2] to take care of her infant son. It was not until he was an adult that he learned that the woman he thought to be his sister Nina, 17 years his senior, was in fact his mother, and the woman he thought to be his mother was his grandmother.[3] He went to his death without knowing the identity of his birth father. Language(s) American English, Italian, Sicilian, Neapolitan, other (predominantly southern) Italian dialects and languages of Italian historical minorities Religion(s) Roman Catholic An Italian American is an American of Italian descent. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Darin was frail as an infant and beginning at the age of eight, was stricken with multiple bouts of rheumatic fever. The illness left him with a seriously diseased heart.[4] Overhearing a doctor tell his mother that he would be lucky to reach the age of 16, he lived with the constant knowledge that his life might be a short one. He was driven by his poverty and illness to make something of his life and, with his innate talent for music, by the time he was a teenager, he could play several instruments, including piano, drums and guitar. He later added harmonica and xylophone. Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease which may develop after a Group A streptococcal infection (such as strep throat or scarlet fever) and can involve the heart, joints, skin, and brain. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... Kulintang a Kayo, a Philippine xylophone The xylophone (from the Greek meaning wooden sound) is a musical instrument in the percussion family which probably originated in Indonesia. ...


An outstanding student, with a genius-level IQ[5], Darin graduated from the prestigious Bronx High School of Science and then went on to attend Hunter College on a scholarship. Wanting a career in the New York theater, he left college to play small nightclubs around the city with a musical combo. In the resort area of the Catskill Mountains, he was both a bus boy and an entertainer.[3] IQ redirects here; for other uses of that term, see IQ (disambiguation). ... The Bronx High School of Science (commonly called Bronx Science, Bronx Sci, or just Science, and officially known as H.S. 445) is a specialized New York City public high school. ... See also: Hunter College High School Hunter College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as simply Hunter College) is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), located on Manhattans Upper East Side. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... The Catskill Mountains (also known as simply the Catskills), a natural area in New York State northwest of New York City and southwest of Albany are a mature dissected plateau, an uplifted region that was subsequently eroded into sharp relief. ...


As was common with ethnic minorities at the time, he changed his Italian name to one that sounded more "American". He chose the name "Bobby" because he had generally been called that as a child. He allegedly chose Darin because he had seen a malfunctioning electrical sign at a Chinese restaurant reading "DARIN DUCK" rather than "MANDARIN DUCK," and he thought the Darin looked good. Later, he said that the name was randomly picked out of the telephone book. Neither story has been verified. This article is about the concept of a minority. ... China has one of the richest culinary heritages on Earth. ... In telephony, a telephone directory is a listing of telephone subscribers in a geographical area or subscribers to services provided by the organisation that publishes the directory. ...


Music career

Bobby Darin "Mack the Knife" 45 Sleeve.

In 1956, his agent negotiated a contract for him with Decca Records, where Bill Haley & His Comets had risen to fame. However, this was a time when rock and roll was still in its infancy and the number of capable record producers and arrangers in the field was extremely limited. 45 rpm record cover, bobby darin, mack the knife This is an album cover. ... 45 rpm record cover, bobby darin, mack the knife This is an album cover. ... For other uses, see Mack the Knife (disambiguation). ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ...


He left Decca to sign with Atlantic Records (ATCO), where he wrote and arranged music for himself and others. There, after three mediocre recordings, his career took off in 1958 when he wrote and recorded "Splish Splash"; it became an instant hit, selling more than a million copies.[6] "Splish Splash" was written with Radio DJ Murray Murray the K Kaufman, who bet that Darin could not write a song that started out with the words, "Splish Splash, I was takin' a bath", as suggested by Murray's mother. On a snow bound night in early 1958, Darin went in the studio alone and recorded a demo of "Splish Splash". They eventually shared writing credits with her. This was followed by more hits recorded in the same successful style. Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Jan. ... Splish Splash is a song sung by legendary rock and roll singer Bobby Darin. ... Murray Kaufman (February 14, 1922 – February 21, 1982) professionally known as Murray the K, was a famous and influential rock and roll impresario and disc jockey of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. ...


In 1959, Bobby Darin recorded "Dream Lover", a ballad that became a multi-million seller.[7] With financial success came the ability to demand more so-called creative control. His next record, "Mack the Knife", was the classic standard from Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera. Darin gave the tune a vamping jazz-pop interpretation, which he consciously modeled on the style of Frankie Laine.[8] The song went to #1 on the charts for nine weeks, sold over a million copies and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1960. Darin was also voted the Grammy Award for Best New Artist that year. "Mack The Knife" has since been honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. He followed "Mack" with "Beyond the Sea", a jazzy English-language version of Charles Trenet's French hit song, "La Mer." Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dream Lover is a song written and recorded by Bobby Darin in March 5, 1959. ... For other uses, see Mack the Knife (disambiguation). ... Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950), born in Dessau, Germany and died in New York City, was a German and in his later years, a German-American composer active from the 1920s until his death. ... Die Dreigroschenoper, original German poster from Berlin, 1928. ... Frankie Laine, born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio (March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007), was one of the most successful American singers of the twentieth century. ... The jejejeje Record of the Year is one of the four most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... The Grammy Hall of Fame Award is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have qualitative or historical significance. Alphabetical listing by title: List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients A-D List of Grammy Hall... Beyond the Sea is the English language version of the song La Mer by Charles Trenet. ... Charles Trenet (May 18, 1913, Narbonne, France – February 19, 2001, Créteil, France) was a French singer and songwriter, most famous for his recordings from the late 1930s through the mid-1950s, though his career continued through the 1990s. ... La mer is a popular song written by French lyricist Charles Trenet (1913 – 2001). ...


Propelled by the success of "Mack the Knife" and "Beyond the Sea," Darin became a hot commodity. He set all-time attendance records at the famed Copacabana nightclub in NYC, where it was not unusual for fans to line up all the way around the block to get tickets when Darin was playing there. The Copacabana sold so many seats to Darin's shows that they had to fill the dance floor, normally part of the performance area, with extra seating. Darin also headlined at the major casinos in Las Vegas. Copacabana is a famous New York City nightclub. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here. ...


Darin was instrumental in bringing up new talent. Richard Pryor, Flip Wilson, and Wayne Newton opened his night club performances when they were virtually unknown. Early on, at the Copacabana, he insisted that black comic Nipsey Russell be his opening act. His request was grudgingly granted by Jules Podell, the Frank Costello (mob boss) manager of the Copacabana. Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. ... Clerow Flip Wilson (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998) was an African-American comedian and actor. ... Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942, in Roanoke, Virginia) is an American singer and entertainer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Julius Nipsey Russell (September 15, 1918 – October 2, 2005)[1] was an African-American comedian, best known today for his many appearances as a guest panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, especially Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth and Pyramid. ... Frank Costello, born Francesco Castiglia, or Castilla (January 26, 1891 - February 18, 1973) was an American gangster who rose to the top of Americas underworld, controlled a vast gambling empire across the United States and had political influence like no other La Cosa Nostra boss. ... Copacabana is a famous New York City nightclub. ...


In the 1960s, Darin also owned and operated a highly successful music publishing and production company (TM Music/Trio) and signed Wayne Newton to TM, giving him a song that was originally sent to Darin to record. That record went on to become Newton's breakout hit, "Danke Schoen". He also was a mentor to Roger McGuinn, who worked for Darin at TM Music before going off to form The Byrds. Darin also produced football great Rosey Grier's 1964 LP, Soul City, and "Made in the Shade" for Jimmy Boyd. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... Danke Schoen is a 1962 song first recorded by Bert Kaempfert, however it gained its fame in 1963 when American singer Wayne Newton recorded his version of it. ... It has been suggested that Maître à penser be merged into this article or section. ... James Roger McGuinn (known professionally as Roger McGuinn and born James Joseph McGuinn III on July 13, 1942) is a popular rock American singer-songwriter and guitarist of the 1960s and 1970s. ... The Byrds (formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1964) were an American rock band. ... This article or section should be merged with Rosey Grier Roosevelt (Rosey) Grier (born 14 July 1932 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American football player, actor, and Christian minister. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... An LP Long playing (LP), either 10 or 12-inch diameter, 33 rpm (actually 33. ... Jimmy Boyd (born January 9, 1939) is an American singer, musician, and actor. ...


In 1962, Darin also began to write and sing country music, with songs including "Things" (1962), "You're the Reason" and "18 Yellow Roses". He did well in that format.


Acting career

In addition to music, Darin became a motion picture actor. In 1960, he was the only actor ever to be contractually signed to five major Hollywood studios. He wrote music for several films and acted in them as well. In his first major film, Come September, a romantic comedy designed to capitalize on his popularity with the teenage and young adult audience, he met and co-starred with 18-year-old actress Sandra Dee. They fell in love and were married in 1960. They had one son, Dodd Mitchell Darin, in 1961, and divorced in 1967. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Come September is a 1961 comedy-romance genre film, directed by Robert Mulligan. ... A romantic comedy may be a film or novel, presenting a story about romance in a comedic style. ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... The general term Young adult refers to different age groups based on context: In popular usage, young adult is a euphemism for an adolescent. ... Sandra Dee (April 23, 1942 - February 20, 2005) was an American film actress best known for her role as Gidget. // Alexandra Zuck was born to John and Mary Zuck, of Rusyn ancestry, in Bayonne, New Jersey, Dee was a professional model by the age of four. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


Asking to be taken seriously, he took on more meaningful movie roles, and in 1962, he won the Golden Globe Award for "Most Promising Male Newcomer" for his role in Pressure Point. Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


In 1963, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a shell-shocked soldier in Captain Newman, M.D.. At the Cannes Film Festival, where his records—in particular "Beyond the Sea"—brought him a wide following, he won the French Film Critics Award for Best Actor. For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a term for certain severe psychological consequences of exposure to, or confrontation with, stressful events that the person experiences as highly traumatic. ... Captain Newman, M.D. is a 1963 film with Bobby Darin. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ...


Darin had been penciled in to star opposite Jackie Gleason in The Hustler, before Paul Newman's schedule suddenly allowed first choice Newman to step in. Herbert John Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor, and musician. ... The Hustler is a 1961 film adaptation of the novel of the same name (1959) by Walter Tevis. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ...


Later years

Bobby Darin's late folk/protest period: compilation album, 2004.Produced by Jimmy Scalia

Darin's musical output became more "folky" as the 1960s progressed and he became more politically aware and active. In 1966, he had another big hit record, but this time it was with folksinger Tim Hardin's "If I Were a Carpenter", adding another style to his vast repertoire. The song secured Darin's return to the Top 10 after a four-year absence. He travelled with Robert Kennedy on the latter's presidential campaign, and was with Kennedy the night before Kennedy travelled to Los Angeles in 1968 and was assassinated. Darin was devastated with this news. Coming back, in 1969, he started another record company, Direction Records, putting out folk and protest music. He said of his first Direction Records album, "The purpose of Direction Records is to seek out statement-makers. The album is solely comprised of compositions designed to reflect my thoughts on the turbulent aspects of modern society." [9] During this time, he was billed under the name "Bob Darin," grew a mustache, and stopped wearing a hairpiece. Within two years, however, all of these changes were discontinued. Image File history File links Bobby Darin album - Songs from Big Sur This image is the cover of an album or single. ... Image File history File links Bobby Darin album - Songs from Big Sur This image is the cover of an album or single. ... Folk song redirects here. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Tim Hardin (December 23, 1941 – December 29, 1980) was a United States folk musician and composer who was a part of the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene and performer at the Woodstock Festival. ... If I Were a Carpenter is a song written by Tim Hardin. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Robert Kennedy Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy, also called RFK (November 20, 1925–June 6, 1968) was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, and was appointed by his brother as Attorney General for his administration. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... A moustache (sometimes spelled mustache in the United States) is an outgrowth of hair above the upper lip. ... An example of fake dreadlocks, a style popular within the cyber and goth subcultures Fake hair is used to give many different people different kinds of hairstyles without the commitment that having real hair in that style would require. ...


At the beginning of the 1970s, he continued to act and to record, including several albums with Motown Records and a couple of films. In January 1971, he underwent his first heart surgery in an attempt to correct some of the heart damage he had lived with since childhood. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City, hence mo(tor)town), from where it achieved widespread international success. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ...


Darin married Andrea Yeager in June of 1973. In 1972, he starred in his own TV variety show on NBC, The Bobby Darin Amusement Company, which ran until his untimely death in 1973. He made TV guest appearances and also remained a top draw at Las Vegas, where due to his poor health, he was often administered oxygen after his performances. For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


Death

In 1973, Darin's ill health took a fatal turn, when his mechanical heart valve clotted (a known risk of prosthetic heart valves). He died on December 20, 1973, following surgery to repair his heart valve. While the operation was in itself successful, Darin's overall health was very poor and his body functions were shutting down. Grays Fig. ... A United States soldier demonstrates Foosball with two prosthetic limbs In medicine, a prosthesis is an artificial extension that replaces a missing part of the body. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Grays Fig. ...


Shortly before his death, he divorced his second wife, Andrea. Those close to him have said that this was an attempt to distance her from the pain of his death.


Legacy

In 1990, singer Paul Anka made the speech for Darin's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1999, he was voted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Paul Albert Anka, OC (born July 30, 1941, in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... This article is about the year. ... The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


The Righteous Brothers refer to Darin in their song Rock and Roll Heaven, a tribute to late musicians. The duo also make a reference to Mack the Knife. The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. ... For other uses, see Mack the Knife (disambiguation). ...


In 2000, actor Kevin Spacey, a lifelong fan of Darin, acquired the film rights to his story. Spacey directed and produced the film, and played Bobby Darin — as well as co-writing the script. The film is named after one of Darin's top hits, Beyond The Sea. With the consent of the Darin estate, Steve Blauner, and archivist Jimmy Scalia, the movie's opening was at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival. In spite of strong studio promotion and positive critical reaction, box office results were disappointing. However, the movie spurred a renewed interest in Darin, which has resulted in the release of "never before heard, or seen" material. His pianist, Roger Kellaway, has recorded two albums of Darin's music as well. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Kevin Spacey (born July 26, 1959) is an Academy Award-winning American actor (film and stage) and director. ... Beyond the Sea (2004) is an English language German-based production from Lions Gate Films about singer Bobby Darin (1936-1973). ... Jimmy Scalia, record producer, official archivist for the Bobby Darin estate, disc jockey, writer, and documentarian of American popular and rock music, currently serves as an adviser and consultant to Darin manager Steve Blauner and The Bobby Darin Estate, Joel Dorn, Buddy Greco and publicist Harriet Wasser. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Poster for the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival Box office at the Manulife Centre The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), held in Toronto, Canada, is widely considered to be one of the top film festivals in the world. ... Roger Kellaway is an American composer, arranger, and pianist. ...


On Monday, May 14, 2007, Bobby Darin was awarded a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. This tribute honors Darin for his contribution to making Las Vegas the "Entertainment Capital of the World" and acknowledges his reputation as one of the greatest entertainers of the Twentieth century. The sponsorship fee for this star was raised entirely by fan donations. May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ...


Trivia

  • "Call me Irresponsible", "Don't Rain on My Parade", "As Long As I'm Singing" and "Where Love Has Gone" are played in the film American Beauty, starring Kevin Spacey.
  • Near the end of Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation, the character played by Fabian returns a record album he borrowed from Jimmy Stewart's screen daughter; it's Bobby Darin's "Love Swings" album.
  • In one episode of "Leave it to Beaver", Eddie Haskell says to the Beaver, "you look like a regular Bobby Darin!"
  • The Righteous Brothers' 1974 hit song, "Rock and Roll Heaven", pays tribute to Bobby Darin along with other deceased stars.
  • Darin had a custom car built called the "Dream Car". It was designed by clothing designer Andy DiDia.[1] The car is on display at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation.[2]
  • Early in their career, Darin dated singer Connie Francis, much to the displeasure of her father. When Darin suggested the two elope, Connie's father chased after Darin with a gun, telling him to never see his daughter again. The two broke up shortly thereafter.
  • In 2003, thirty years after his death, his song "Beyond the Sea" was used in the movie Finding Nemo. The Finding Nemo Version was sung by Robbie Williams.
  • A character on the HBO series The Sopranos, Walden Belfiore, was named after Darin, as revealed by him in the series finale, "Made in America".
  • "Beyond The Sea" is the backing track to the adverts for the game BioShock, and is also featured in game.

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Discography (partial)

  • "Splish Splash" (Bobby Darin, Jean Murray) Recorded in NYC, US#3 ; UK#18 1958[10]
  • "Queen of the Hop" (Woody Harris) Recorded in NYC, US#9 ; UK#24 1958
  • Bobby Darin - 1958
  • That's All - 1959
  • "Plain Jane" — US#38 1959
  • "Dream Lover" — US#2;UK#1 1959 [11]
  • "Mack the Knife" (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein)- Recorded at Fulton on West 40th Street, NYC, US#1; UK#1 1959[12]
  • This is Darin - 1960
  • Darin At The Copa - 1960
  • For Teenagers Only - 1960
  • 25th Day of December - 1960
  • "Beyond the Sea" (the French hit song "La Mer") — US#6;UK#8 1960
  • "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey?" — US#19;UK#34 1960
  • "Lazy River" — US#14 1961
  • "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" — US#5;UK#10 1961
  • "Multiplication" - US#30 1961
  • Two of a Kind (Bobby Darin and Johnny Mercer) - 1961
  • Love Swings - 1961
  • Twist with Bobby Darin - 1961
  • Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles - 1962
  • Things and Other Things - 1962
  • Oh! Look at Me Now - 1962
  • "What'd I Say?" — US#24 1962
  • "Things" — US#3 UK#2 1962
  • You're the Reason I'm Living - 1963
  • It's You or No One - 1963
  • 18 Yellow Roses and 11 Other Hits - 1963
  • Earthy! - 1963
  • Golden Folk Hits - 1963
  • "You're the Reason I'm Living" — US#3 1963
  • "18 Yellow Roses" — US#10 UK#37 1963
  • Winners - 1964
  • From Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie - 1964
  • Venice Blue - 1965
  • Bobby Darin Sings the Shadow of Your Smile - 1966
  • In a Broadway Bag - 1966
  • If I Were a Carpenter - 1966
  • "If I Were a Carpenter"— US#8 UK#9 1966
  • "Mame" — US#53 1966
  • Inside Out - 1967
  • Bobby Darin Sings Doctor Dolittle — 1967
  • Bobby Darin Born Walden Robert Cassotto — 1968
  • Commitment — 1969
  • Bobby Darin (Motown) - 1972
  • Darin: 1936-1973 - 1974

Splish Splash is a song sung by legendary rock and roll singer Bobby Darin. ... Dream Lover is a song written and recorded by Bobby Darin in March 5, 1959. ... For other uses, see Mack the Knife (disambiguation). ... Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950), born in Dessau, Germany and died in New York City, was a German and in his later years, a German-American composer active from the 1920s until his death. ... {{dy justified his choice of form, and from about 1929 on he began to interpret its penchant for contradictions, much as had Eisenstein, in terms of the dialectic. ... Marc Blitzstein (March 2, 1905 – January 22, 1964) was an American composer. ... Beyond the Sea is the English language version of the song La Mer by Charles Trenet. ... (Up a) Lazy River is a popular song by Hoagy Carmichael and Sidney Arodin , published in 1930. ...

Filmography

Come September is a 1961 comedy-romance genre film, directed by Robert Mulligan. ... The year 1961 in film involved some significant events. ... Too Late Blues is a 1962 John Cassavetes film that stars Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Vince Edwards, Seymour Cassel, and Everette Chambers. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... A state fair is a competitive and recreational gathering of a U.S. states population. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... Hell Is for Heroes is a film released by Paramount Pictures in 1962. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... Captain Newman, M.D. is a 1963 film with Bobby Darin. ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Mary Poppins The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews Goldfinger My Fair Lady Whats New Pussycat? Shenandoah The Sandpiper Father Goose Academy Awards Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle, Twentieth Century-Fox Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou Best Actress: Julie Christie... Gunfight In Abilene is a 1967 Western, its the second film based on the book Gun Shy from Clarence Upson Young. ... Lauren steiger, born in 1992 at Royal Womens hospital started acting and modelling at the age of 2 and is now currently 15 working in Milan on the catwalks. ... Stranger In The House is a horror film. ... Lauren steiger, born in 1992 at Royal Womens hospital started acting and modelling at the age of 2 and is now currently 15 working in Milan on the catwalks. ... The Happy Ending is a 1969 film which tells the story of a repressed housewife who longs for liberation from her marriage. ... // Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ...

Notes

  1. ^ How he wanted to be remembered.
  2. ^ http://www.tenement.org/vt_baldlhomer.html
  3. ^ a b Biography: Bobby Darin, The Biography Channel. Retrieved August 12, 2007. Also mentioned in the Bobby Darin episode of the Biography series.
  4. ^ Biography
  5. ^ He was a member of Mensa, which means he scored at or above the top 2% of the population in IQ tests.
  6. ^ http://www.bobbydarin.net/sn_041058.html
  7. ^ http://www.history-of-rock.com/bobby_darin.htm
  8. ^ http://www.classicaldomainli.org/laine.html
  9. ^ http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/bobbydarin314910.html
  10. ^ http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1820
  11. ^ http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2570
  12. ^ http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=564

There are multiple pages related to Mensa. Mensa International is an organization for persons with high IQs. ...

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