Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, and actor of film and television. He performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock, jazz, folk, and country.
He started as a songwriter for Connie Francis, and recorded his own first million-seller “Splish Splash” in 1958. This was followed by “Dream Lover“, “Mack the Knife“, and “Beyond the Sea”, which brought him world fame. In 1962, he won a Golden Globe for his first film Come September, co-starring his first wife, Sandra Dee (m. 1960–1967).
Throughout the 1960s, he became more politically active and worked on Robert Kennedy’s Democratic presidential campaign. 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. The same year, he discovered that he had been brought up by his grandparents, not his parents, and that the girl he thought was his sister was actually his mother. These events deeply affected Darin and sent him into a long period of seclusion.
Although he made a successful television comeback, his health was beginning to fail, as he had always expected, following bouts of rheumatic fever in childhood. This knowledge of his vulnerability had always spurred him on to exploit his musical talent while still young. He died at 37, following a heart operation in Los Angeles. Source: Wikipedia
|1||You’re the Reason I’m Living|
|2||Mack the Knife|
|5||You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby|
|7||If I Were a Carpenter|
|8||What’d I Say|
|11||La Mer (Beyond The Sea)|
|14||Queen of the Hop|
|15||Early in the Morning|
|18||Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey?|
|20||Treat My Baby Good|
|21||If A Man Answers|
|23||Eighteen Yellow Roses|
|24||I Found a New Baby|
|29||The Girl That Stood Beside Me|
|30||Be Mad, Little Girl|
|31||Long Line Rider|
|33||The Things In This House|
|34||I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now|
|35||Theme From ‘Come September’|