Artist Countdown: Bobby Darin Top 35 Hits 8pm ET

bdarinBobby 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
3 Dream Lover
4 Things
5 You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
6 Splish Splash
7 If I Were a Carpenter
8 What’d I Say
9 Irresistible You
10 Lazy River 
11 La Mer (Beyond The Sea)
12 Artificial Flowers
13 Clementine
14 Queen of the Hop
15 Early in the Morning
16 Multiplication
17 Plain Jane
18 Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey
19 Lovin’ You
20 Treat My Baby Good
21 If A Man Answers
22 Milord
23 Eighteen Yellow Roses
24 I Found a New Baby
25 Nature Boy
26 Mame
27 Baby Face
28 Happy
29 The Girl That Stood Beside Me
30 Be Mad, Little Girl
31 Long Line Rider
32 Beachcomber
33 The Things In This House
34 I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now
35 Theme From ‘Come September’

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