Bobby Darin - Songs


Bobby Darin (May 14, 1936 - December 20, 1973) was a highly acclaimed pop singer, songwriter, actor, and teen idol who became famous in the late 1950s. He was born in the Bronx in poverty, and as a child, he had recurring bouts of rheumatic fever that left him with a weakened and damaged heart (which ultimately resulted in his early passing). In the mid 1950s, Darin began his career as a songwriter at the famous Brill Building and made his first recordings with Decca Records. Shortly thereafter, he signed up with Atlantic Records (ATCO), and in 1958, his career really took off with the novelty hit, "Splish Splash," which topped the R&B charts and reached #3 on the Pop/Rock charts.

Darin had a long string of hits from 1957-1973 that enveloped a wide range of music genres, including traditional pop, rock and roll, R&B, jazz, folk and country. Besides "Splish Splash," his best known songs also include "Queen Of The Hop" (1958), "Dream Lover" (1959), "Mack The Knife" (1959), "Beyond The Sea" (1959), "Things" (1962), "What'd I Say" (1962), "You're The Reason I'm Living" (1963), and "If I Were A Carpenter" (1966).

In the early 1960s, Bobby Darin made several movies with then-wife Sandra Dee. In 1963, Darin was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie, "Captain Newman, M.D." In 1990, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Bobby Darin

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