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Darin in 1959
|Birth name||Walden Robert Cassotto|
May 14, 1936|
The Bronx, New York City
New York, U.S.
|Died||December 20, 1973
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, blues, rock, swing|
|Occupations||Musician, singer-songwriter, actor|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, drums, harmonica, xylophone|
|Labels||Decca, Atco, Capitol, Brunswick, Atlantic, Motown|
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.
Early years 
Darin was born in the Bronx borough of New York City. He was reared by his grandparents, whom he thought were his parents. Darin was 75% Italian. His maternal grandfather, Saverio Antonio Cassotto, was of Italian descent. His maternal grandmother, Vivian Fern (Walden), was of English ("Old Yankee") and Danish ancestry  and a vaudeville singer. His mother, Giovannina Cassotto, was presented as his elder sister. He only learned of their actual relationship in 1968, when he was 32.
Darin graduated from the prestigious Bronx High School of Science. He matriculated at Hunter College, but soon dropped out in order to play nightclubs around the city with a musical combo.
Music career 
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. The songs recorded at Decca had very little success.
A member of the Brill Building gang of struggling songwriters, Darin was introduced to singer Connie Francis, for whom he helped write several songs. They developed a romantic interest of which her father did not approve, and the couple soon split up. Francis has said that not marrying Darin was the biggest mistake of her life.
Darin left Decca to sign with Atlantic Records' Atco subsidiary, where he wrote and arranged music for himself and others. Songs he recorded, such as Harry Warren's "I Found a Million Dollar Baby", were sung in an Elvis style, which did not suit his personality.
Guided by Atlantic's star-maker Ahmet Ertegun, Darin's career finally took off in 1958 when he recorded "Splish Splash." He co-wrote the song with radio D.J. Murray Kaufman after a bet that he could not write a song that started out with the words, "Splish Splash, I was takin' a bath". The single sold more than a million copies.
In 1959, Darin recorded the self-penned, "Dream Lover", a ballad that became a multi-million seller. With it came financial success and the ability to demand more creative control of his career. His next single, "Mack the Knife", the standard from Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, was given a vamping jazz-pop interpretation. Although Darin initially was opposed to releasing it as a single, the song went to No. 1 on the charts for nine weeks, sold two 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, and "Mack The Knife" has since been honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.
Darin followed "Mack" with "Beyond the Sea," a jazzy English-language version of Charles Trenet's French hit song "La Mer". Both tracks were produced by Atlantic founders Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegün with staff producer Jerry Wexler and they featured arrangements by Richard Wess.
In the 1960s, Darin owned and operated a music publishing and production company (TM Music/Trio). He signed Wayne Newton and gave him the song "Danke Schoen" that became Newton's breakout hit. Darin also was a mentor to Roger McGuinn, who worked for him at TM Music and played the 12-string guitar in Darin's nightclub band before forming The Byrds. Additionally, Darin produced Rosey Grier's 1964 LP, Soul City, and Made in the Shade for Jimmy Boyd.
In 1962, Darin began to write and sing country music, with hit songs including "Things" (US #3/UK #2) (1962), "You're the Reason I'm Living" (US #3), and "18 Yellow Roses" (US #10). The latter two were recorded by Capitol Records, which he joined in 1962, before returning to Atlantic four years later. In 1966, he had his final UK hit single, with a version of Tim Hardin's "If I Were A Carpenter", which peaked at # 9. He performed the opening and closing songs on the soundtrack of the 1965 Walt Disney film That Darn Cat!. "Things" was sung by Dean Martin in the 1967 TV special Movin' With Nancy, starring Nancy Sinatra.
Bobby Darin is not related to James Darren. This confusion sometimes arises because: their names are pronounced similarly, they are the same age, they both started their careers as teen idols with similarly styled songs, both later sang some of the same standard pop/jazz ballads, and they are both associated with Gidget. James Darren starred in "Gidget" films as Gidget's (Sandra Dee) love interest. In real life, Bobby was the love interest: he married Sandra Dee.
Acting career 
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. 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. In the same year, he was the only actor ever to have been signed to five major Hollywood film studios. He wrote music for several films in which he appeared.
His first major film, Come September (1960), was a teenager-oriented romantic comedy with 18-year old actress Sandra Dee. They first met during the production of the film, fell in love, and got married soon afterwards. Dee gave birth to a son Dodd Mitchell Darin (also known as Morgan Mitchell) the following year, 1961, but the couple divorced in 1967. Dee and Darin made a few films together with moderate success.
In 1962, Darin won the Golden Globe Award for "New Star Of The Year - Actor" for his role in Come September. The following year he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama" (Best actor) in Pressure Point.
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 he won the French Film Critics Award for best actor.
Later years 
Darin's musical output became more "folksy" as the 1960s progressed, and he became more politically active. 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.
Darin traveled with Robert Kennedy and worked on the politician's 1968 presidential campaign. 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. This event, combined with learning about his true parentage, had a deep effect on Darin, who spent most of the next year living in seclusion in a trailer near Big Sur.
Returning to Los Angeles in 1969, Darin started Direction Records, putting out folk and protest music. He wrote "Simple Song of Freedom" in 1969, which was recorded by Tim Hardin, who sang only three of the song's four verses.
Of his first Direction album, Darin said that, "The purpose of Direction Records is to seek out statement-makers. The album is solely [composed] of compositions designed to reflect my thoughts on the turbulent aspects of modern society."
In 1972, he starred in his own television variety show on NBC, The Bobby Darin Amusement Company, which ran until his death in 1973. Darin married Andrea Yeager (secretary)"  in June 1973, made television guest appearances, and remained a top draw in Las Vegas.
Other interests 
Darin was an enthusiastic chess player. His television show included an occasional segment in which he would explain a chess move. He arranged with the United States Chess Federation to sponsor a grandmaster tournament, with the largest prize fund in history, but the event was canceled after his death.
Darin was frail as an infant and beginning at age eight was stricken with recurring bouts of rheumatic fever that left him with a seriously weakened heart. 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. He spent most of that year recovering from the surgery.
At the end of his career, he often was administered oxygen after his performances.
In 1973, after failing to take antibiotics to protect his heart before a dental visit, Darin developed an overwhelming systemic infection (sepsis). This further weakened his body and affected one of his heart valves. 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. On the evening of December 19, a surgical team worked for over six hours to repair his damaged heart. Darin died in the recovery room on December 20, 1973, at the age of 37, without regaining consciousness.
There were no funeral arrangements; Darin's last wish in his will was that his body be donated to science for medical research. His remains were transferred to UCLA Medical Center shortly after his death.
The Righteous Brothers refer to Darin in their song "Rock and Roll Heaven", a tribute to dead musicians released months after Darin's death.
In 1998, PBS aired the documentary, Bobby Darin: Beyond the Song, produced by Henry Astor and Jason Cilo.
In 1999, he was voted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In a 2003 episode of the NBC television series, American Dreams, Duncan Sheik portrays Darin and performs "Beyond the Sea" on American Bandstand. Brittany Snow's character, Meg Pryor, is assigned as Darin's liaison during the show.
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. The sponsorship fee for his star was raised entirely by fan donations. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
On December 13, 2009, the Recording Academy announced that Darin would receive a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Grammy Awards ceremony.
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. He abandoned the project, the rights to which were subsequently bought by actor Kevin Spacey, along with Darin's son, Dodd. The resultant biopic, Beyond the Sea, starred Spacey as Darin, with the actor using his own singing voice for the musical numbers. The film covers much of Darin's life and career, including his marriage to Sandra Dee, portrayed by Kate Bosworth.
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. Although Dodd Darin, Sandra Dee, and Blauner responded enthusiastically to Spacey's work and the film was strongly promoted by the studio, Beyond the Sea received mixed-to-poor reviews upon wide release, and box office results were disappointing. Some critics[who?] praised Spacey's performance, largely owing to his decision to use his own singing voice. Spacey was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor—Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, but the award that year went to Jamie Foxx for his portrayal of Darin's musical contemporary Ray Charles.
|Release date||Title||Flip side||Record label||Chart Positions|
|1956||"Rock Island Line"||"Timber"||Decca 29883|
|"Silly Willy"||"Blue Eyed Mermaid"||Decca 29922|
|"The Greatest Builder Of Them All"||"Hear Them Bells"||Decca 30031|
|1957||"Dealer In Dreams"||"Help Me"||Decca 30225|
|"I Found a Million Dollar Baby" (Warren/Dixon/Rose)||"Talk To Me"||Atco 6092|
|"Don't Call My Name"||"Pretty Betty"||Atco 6103|
|1958||"Silly Willy"||"Dealer In Dreams"||Decca 30737|
|"Just In Case You Change Your Mind"||"So Mean"||Atco 6109|
|"Splish Splash"||"Judy, Don't Be Moody"||US Atco 6117/UK London 8666||3||2||18||1|
|"Early in the Morning"||"Now We're One"||Brunswick 55073 (for release history, see article)|
|"Early in the Morning"||"Now We're One"||Atco 6121||24||25||8|
|"Queen of the Hop"||"Lost Love"||US Atco 6127/UK London 8737||9||12||24||6|
|"Mighty, Mighty Man"||"You're Gone"||Atco 6128|
|1959||"Plain Jane"||"While I'm Gone"||Atco 6133||38||30|
|"Dream Lover"||"Bullmoose"||US Atco 6140/UK London 8867||2||3||1||4|
|"Mack the Knife" ||"Was There A Call For Me"||US Atco 6147/UK London 8939||1||1||1||6|
|1960||"La Mer (Beyond The Sea)"||"That's The Way Love Is"||US Atco 6158/UK London 9034||6||7||8||15|
|"Clementine"||"Tall Story"||US Atco 6161/UK London 9086||21||13||8|
|"Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey"? (Cannon)||US Atco 6167/UK London 9142||19||16||34|
|"I'll Be There" (Bobby Darin song)||79|
|"Beachcomber"||"Autumn Blues"||Atco 6173||100||50|
|"Artificial Flowers"||Atco 6179||20||19|
|credited to "Bobby Darin at the Piano"|
|"Somebody To Love"||45||58|
|"Christmas Auld Lang Syne"||Atco 6183||51||50|
|"Child Of God"||95||95|
|"She's Tanfastic!"||"Moments Of Love"||Atco/Ferrion Inc.||--||--|
|Special premium record|
|1961||"Lazy River" (Carmichael/Arodin)||"Oo-Ee Train"||US Atco 6188/UK London 9303||14||18||2|
|"Nature Boy"||"Look For My True Love"||US Atco 6196/UK London 9375||40||31||24|
|"Theme From 'Come September'" Bobby Darin & His Orchestra||"Walk Back To Me"||US Atco 6200/UK London 9407||113||55||50|
|credited to "Bobby Darin & his Orchestra"|
|"You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby"||"Sorrow Tomorrow"||US Atco 6206/UK London 9429||5||7||10|
|"Irresistible You"||"Multiplication"||US Atco 6214/||15||16|
|"Multiplication"||"Irresistible You" UK, London, HLK 9474||30||26||5|
|1962||"What'd I Say" (Part 1)||"What'd I Say" (Part 2)||Atco 6221||24||6|
|"Things"||"Jailer, Bring Me Water"||US Atco 6229/UK London 9575||3||10||2|
|"If A Man Answers"||"All By Myself"||US Capitol 4837/UK Capitol 15272||32||28||24|
|"True, True Love"||105|
|"Baby Face"||"You Know How"||US Atco 6236/UK London 9624||42||38||40|
|"I Found a New Baby"||"Keep-A-Walkin'"||Atco 6244||90|
|1963||"You're the Reason I'm Living"||"Now You're Gone"||Capitol 4897||3||5|
|"Eighteen Yellow Roses"||"Not For Me"||US Capitol 4970/UK Capitol 15306||10||12||37||28|
|"Treat My Baby Good"||"Down So Long"||Capitol 5019||43||38|
|"Be Mad, Little Girl"||"Since You've Been Gone"||Capitol 5079||64||74|
|1964||"I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now"||"As Long As I'm Singing"||Capitol 5126||93||83|
|"Milord"||"Golden Earrings"||Atco 6297||45||39|
|"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"||"Similau"||Atco 6316||--||--|
|"The Things In This House"||"Wait By The Water"||Capitol 5257||86||89|
|1965||"Minnie The Moocher"||"Hard Hearted Hannah"||Atco 6334||--||--|
|"Hello, Dolly!"||"Golden Earrings"||Capitol 5359||79||--|
|"Venice Blue (Que C'est Triste Venise)"||"A World Without You"||Capitol 5399||133||94|
|"When I Get Home"||"Lonely Road"||Capitol 5443||--||--|
|"Gyp The Cat"||"That Funny Feeling"||Capitol 5481||--||--|
|1966||"We Didn't Ask To Be Brought Here"||"Funny What Love Can Do"||Atlantic 2305||117||--|
|"Silver Dollar"||"The Breaking Point"||Atlantic 2317||--||--|
|"Mame"||"Walking In The Shadow Of Love"||Atlantic 2329||53||63|
|"Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?"||"Merci, Cheri"||Atlantic 2341||--||--|
|"If I Were a Carpenter" (Hardin)||"Rainin'"||US Atlantic 2350/UK Atlantic 584051||8||9||9|
|"The Girl That Stood Beside Me"||"Reason To Believe" (Hardin)||Atlantic 2367||66||65|
|"Lovin' You"||"Amy"||Atlantic 2376||32||43|
|"The Lady Came From Baltimore" (Hardin)||"I Am"||Atlantic 2395||62||73|
|1967||"Darling, Be Home Soon" (Sebastian)||"Hello, Sunshine"||Atlantic 2420||93||--|
|"Talk To The Animals"||"After Today"||Atlantic 2433||--||--|
|"Talk To The Animals"||"She Knows"||Atlantic 2433||105||--|
|1968||"Long Line Rider"||"Change"||Direction 350||79||66|
|1969||"Me & Mr. Hohner"||"Song for A Dollar"||Direction 351||123||--|
|"Distractions" (Part 1)||"Jive"||Direction 352||111||--|
|credited to "Bob Darin"|
|1970||"Sugar Man (9 To 5)"||"Jive's Alive"||Direction 4000||--||--|
|"Baby May"||"Sweet Reason"||Direction 4001||--||--|
|"Maybe We Can Get It Together"||"Rx Pyro (Prescription: Fire)"||Direction 4002||--||--|
|1971||"Melody / Someday We'll Be Together"||Motown 1183||--||--|
|"Simple Song Of Freedom"||"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"||Motown 1193||--||--|
|1972||"Sail Away"||"Something In Her Love"||Motown 1203||--||--|
|1973||"Average People"||"Something In Her Love"||Motown 1217||--||--|
|"Happy"||"Something In Her Love"||Motown 1217||67||59|
|1979||"Dream Lover"||"Mack The Knife"||UK Lightning 9017||--||--||64|
|1987||"La Mer (Beyond The Sea)"||"Mack The Knife"||Atlantic 89166||--||--|
- "18 Yellow Roses"
- In an interview with People Magazine, Bobby Darin's ex-wife, Sandra Dee, confided: "Before we were married, Bobby sent me 18 yellow roses every day. He even wrote a song called 18 Yellow Roses. As soon as we were married, the roses stopped. There was no lover anymore, just a husband. We honeymooned in Palm Springs in a home Bobby bought so he could be near his buddy Jackie Cooper. After three days I had to go to work. I'd fly back on weekends, wanting to see my husband, and he'd be playing poker with the guys. The third time that happened, I threw my ring at him. Then he begged forgiveness, and all was fine until the next time."
Note: There were separate Cashbox charts for mono and stereo albums until 1965
|Release date||Title||Record label / Notes||Chart Positions|
|US Billboard Charts||Cashbox (Mono)||Cashbox (Stereo)||UK|
|1960||Bobby Darin||Atco 33-102—1958
Issued only in mono
|That's All||Atco 33-104 (Mono)
SD 33-104 (Stereo)
|This is Darin||Atco 33-115 (Mono)
SD 33-115 (Stereo)
|Darin At The Copa||Atco 33-122 (Mono)
SD 33-122 (Stereo)
|For Teenagers Only||Atco 1001–1960 (Mono)
Issued only in mono
|It's You Or No One||Atco 33-124
|The 25th Day of December||Atco 33-125
|1961||Two Of A Kind
(Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer)
|The Bobby Darin Story||Atco 33-131
Originally issued with white album cover, reissued in 1962 with black album cover. These issues were pressed with Bobby Darin's autograph in the run-out groove plate on Side 2; later reissues do not include the autograph
|Love Swings||Atco 33-134
|Twist with Bobby Darin||Atco 33-138
Original copies of the above Atco albums were originally pressed with yellow "harp" labels. In 1962, these were re-released with gold/dark blue labels (mono copies) and purple/brown labels (stereo copies), which were also used for the forecoming Atco releases
|1962||Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles||Atco 33-140
|Things and Other Things||Atco 33-146
|Oh! Look at Me Now||Capitol T(Mono)
|You're the Reason I'm Living||Capitol T 1866
|18 Yellow Roses||Capitol T 1942
|Golden Folk Hits||Capitol T/ST 2007—1963|
|1964||Winners||Atco 33-167/SD 33-167—1964|
|As Long As I'm Singing||Capitol T/ST 2084—1964
Unreleased, but rare stereo acetates are known to exist
|From Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie||Capitol T/ST -2194—1964||107|
|1965||Venice Blue||Capitol T/ST 2322—1965||132|
|1966||The Best Of Bobby Darin||Capitol T/ST 2571—1966|
|The Shadow of Your Smile||Atlantic 8121(Mono)/SD 8121-1966 (Stereo)|
|In A Broadway Bag||Atlantic 8126/SD 8126—1966|
|If I Were a Carpenter||Atlantic 8135/SD 8135—1966||142||97|
|1967||Inside Out||Atlantic 8142/SD 8142—1967|
|Bobby Darin Sings Doctor Dolittle||Atlantic 8154/SD 8154–1967|
|1968||Bobby Darin Born Walden Robert Cassotto||Direction 1936–1968|
Commercially unreleased, but rare test pressings from RCA exist
|Bobby Darin||Motown 753—1972|
|1974||Darin: 1936-1973||Motown 813—1974||136|
- Shadows (1959)
- Pepe (1960)
- Come September (1961)
- Too Late Blues (1962)
- State Fair (1962)
- Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
- If a Man Answers (1962)
- Pressure Point (1962)
- Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
- That Funny Feeling (1965)
- Gunfight in Abilene (1967)
- Stranger in the House (1967)
- The Happy Ending (1969)
- Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973)
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