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Bobby Darin

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Bobby Darin

American singer, songwriter, and actor of film and television add

Category: Music

Born in 1936.

Countries: United States (69%), United Kingdom (10%), Canada (4%)

Main connections: NBC, Sandra Dee, Tim Hardin

Linked to: Capitol Records, Decca Records, NBC, Democratic Party

 

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Bobby Darin was born in 1936 add something


1950

Richard Beymer - In the 1950s, he began appearing in films and achieved success in "So Big" , "Johnny Tremain" , "The Diary of Anne Frank" , and "West Side Story" before sharing a 1962 Golden Globe *award for New Star of the Year - Actor with Bobby Darin and Warren Beatty


1955

Darin's career took off with a songwriting partnership, formed in 1955 with fellow Bronx High School of Science student, Don Kirshner, and in 1956 his agent negotiated a contract with Decca Records add something


1958

Guided by Atlantic's star-maker Ahmet Ertegun, Darin's career finally took off in 1958 when he recorded "Splish Splash add something

 

He started as a songwriter for Connie Francis, and recorded his own first million-seller "Splish Splash" in 1958 add something

 

Fred Neil - He played guitar on the demo version of Bobby Darin's 1958 hit "Dream Lover," and was a demo singer on a late-1950s Elvis Presley movie soundtrack session


1959

In 1959, Darin recorded the self-penned, "Dream Lover", a ballad that became a multi-million seller add something

 

In the fall of 1959, Darin played "Honeyboy Jones" in an early episode of Jackie Cooper's CBS military sitcom/drama, "Hennesey" set in San Diego, California add something

 

Lotte Lenya - Other recordings of the song, most notably Bobby Darin's in 1959, have continued this tradition

 

Glenn Shorrock - While still a member of Little River Band, Shorrock released a solo single, a cover of Bobby Darin's 1959 hit "Dream Lover" in April 1979 on EMI, which peaked at No. 8 on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart

 

What'd I Say - Cliff Richard, Eric Clapton with John May 1959 all & the Bluesbreakers, the Big Three, Eddie Cochran, Bobby Darin, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Nancy Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and June 1959 Carter, and The Ronettes all put their own style on the song


1960

Darin's musical output became more "folksy" as the 1960s progressed, and he became more politically active add something

 

In 1960, he appeared twice as himself in NBC's short-lived crime drama "Dan Raven", starring Skip Homeier and set on the Sunset Strip of West Hollywood add something

 

Throughout the 1960s, he became more politically active and worked on Robert Kennedy's Democratic presidential campaign add something

 

Sandra Dee - By the late 1960s her career had started to decline, and a highly publicized marriage to Bobby Darin ended in divorce

 

Sandra Dee - Dee's marriage to Bobby Darin in 1960 kept her in the public eye for much of the decade

 

Don Kirshner - In the early 1960s, Kirshner was a successful music publisher as head of his own company, Aldon Music, with Al Nevins, bringing performers such as Bobby Darin together with songwriters and musicians

 

Charles Trenet - The song was given unrelated English words and under the title "Beyond the Sea" , was a hit for Bobby Darin in the early 1960s, and George Benson in the mid-1980s


1961

Dee gave birth to a son Dodd Mitchell Darin the following year, 1961, but the couple divorced in 1967 add something

 

Johnny Mercer - ATCO Records issued "Two of a Kind" in 1961, a duet album by Bobby Darin and Johnny Mercer with Billy May and his Orchestra, produced by Ahmet Erteg√ľn

 

Nature Boy - Another version was recorded by singer Bobby Darin, released in 1961

 

Gina Lollobrigida - In 1961 she appeared in the romantic comedy "Come September", with Rock Hudson, Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin, for which she won a Golden Globe *award


 

In 1962, Darin won the Golden Globe award for "New Star Of The Year - Actor" for his role in "Come September" add something

 

In 1962, these were re-released with gold/dark blue labels and purple/brown labels , which were used for the forecoming Atco releases add something

 

Originally issued with white album cover, reissued in 1962 with black album cover add something

 

The latter two were recorded by Capitol Records, which he joined in 1962, before returning to Atlantic four years later add something

 

Merry Clayton - Born in Gert Town, New Orleans, Louisiana, Clayton began her recording career in 1962 at the age of fourteen, singing "Who Can I Count On- " as a duet with Bobby Darin on his album "You're The Reason I'm Living"

 

Micheline Presle - She returned to Hollywood in 1962 for the role of Sandra Dee's mother in the Universal Studios film "If a Man Answers" which featured Dee's husband, singer Bobby Darin

 

Ann-Margret - Then came a 1962 remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "State Fair", playing the "bad girl" role of Emily opposite Bobby Darin and Pat Boone


 

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." add something


1964

Additionally, Darin produced Rosey Grier's 1964 LP, "Soul City", and "Made in the Shade" for Jimmy Boyd add something

 

In October 1964, he appeared as a wounded ex-convict who is befriended by an orphan girl in "The John Gillman Story" episode of NBC's "Wagon Train" western television series add something


1966

In 1966, he had a hit with folksinger Tim Hardin's "If I Were a Carpenter," securing a return to the Top 10 after a two-year absence add something


1967

"Things" was sung by Dean Martin in the 1967 TV special "Movin' With Nancy", starring Nancy Sinatra add something


1968

Darin traveled with Robert Kennedy and worked on the politician's 1968 presidential campaign add something

 

He only learned of their actual relationship in 1968, when he was 32 add something

 

He was present on the evening/morning of June 4-5, 1968, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles at the time of Kennedy's assassination add something

 

He was with Kennedy the day he traveled to Los Angeles on June 4, 1968, for the California primary, and was at the Ambassador Hotel later that night when Kennedy was assassinated add something


1969

He wrote "Simple Song of Freedom" in 1969, which was recorded by Tim Hardin, who sang only three of the song's four verses add something

 

Returning to Los Angeles in 1969, Darin started Direction Records, putting out folk and protest music add something

 

Tim Hardin - In 1969, Hardin again signed with Columbia and had one of his few commercial successes, as a non-LP single of Bobby Darin's "Simple Song of Freedom" reached the US Top 50


1970

Geoff Edwards - In the early 1970s, Edwards appeared on "The Bobby Darin Show" as the straight man to singer Bobby Darin


1971

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 add something

 

On December 11, he entered Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for surgery to repair two artificial heart valves he had received in January 1971 add something


1972

In 1972, he starred in his own television variety show on NBC, "The Bobby Darin Amusement Company", which ran until his death in 1973 add something


1973

In 1973, after failing to take antibiotics to protect his heart before a dental visit, Darin developed an overwhelming systemic infection add something


Bobby Darin died in 1973 add something

 

Darin married Andrea Yeager " in June 1973, made television guest appearances, and remained a top draw in Las Vegas add something

 

Darin died in the recovery room on December 20, 1973, at the age of 37, without regaining consciousness add something

 

George Macready - Macready died from emphysema in 1973, and he was among entertainers who donated their bodies to a medical school, joining Walter Pidgeon, Bobby Darin, Butterfly_McQueen, and Spring Byington


1986

In 1986, director Barry Levinson intended to direct a film based on Darin's life, and had begun preproduction on the project by early 1997 add something


1990

In 1990, singer Paul Anka made the speech inducting Darin into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame add something


1998

In 1998, PBS aired the documentary, "Bobby Darin: Beyond the Song", produced by Henry Astor and Jason Cilo add something


1999

In 1999, he was voted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame add something


2003

In a 2003 episode of the NBC television series, "American Dreams", Duncan Sheik portrays Darin and performs "Beyond the Sea" on "American Bandstand" add something


2004

With the consent of the Darin estate, former Darin manager, Steve Blauner, and archivist, Jimmy Scalia, "Beyond the Sea" opened at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival add something

 

Brenda Blethyn - Blethyn co-starred as Bobby Darin's mother Polly Cassatto in "Beyond the Sea", a 2004 biopic about the singer

 

Peter Cincotti - Cincotti appeared in a small role in the 2004 Bobby Darin biopic "Beyond the Sea" and contributed to the film's soundtrack


 

On Monday, May 14, 2007, Darin was awarded a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars to honor his contribution to making Las Vegas the "Entertainment Capital of the World", and to acknowledge his reputation as one of the greatest entertainers of the twentieth century add something

 

Petula Clark - "Duets", a compilation including Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and the Everly Brothers, among others, was released in February 2007, and "Solitude and Sunshine", a studio recording of all new material by composer Rod McKuen, was released in July of that year


 

On December 13, 2009, the Recording Academy announced that Darin would receive a posthumous Lifetime Achievement award at the 2010 Grammy awards ceremony add something


2012

Writing in 2012, "Los Angeles Times" critic Dennis Lim observed that Darin was "a surprise in his first nonsinging role, willing to appear both arrogant and weak add something


2016

In 2016 the production of 'Dream Lover, The Bobby Darin Musical' at Sydney Lyric Theatre featuring the story of legendary singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin with an 18-piece big band was in production in Australia add something

 

In September 2016, the production of 'Dream Lover, The Bobby Darin Musical' will have its world premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre, featuring the story of legendary singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin with an 18-piece big band is in production in Australia add something