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  Bobby Darin
Darin's choice proved to be a good one as "Mack The Knife" went on to be a million-seller and effectively raised Darin to new status as a "serious singer", comparing favourably with Frank Sinatra.
Darin appeared in Las Vegas with George Burns in 1959, and at the age of 23, was performing at many major night clubs in the country, such as The Flamingo, The Sands and The Hilton in Las Vegas, the Cloister in Los Angeles and the Copacabana in New York.
Darin proved that he was a talented actor and appeared in thirteen motion pictures and was nominated for a Oscar for his outstanding performance in the film "Captain Newman M.D." in 1963.
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 Bobby Darin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bobby Darin (May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) (born Walden Robert Cassotto) was one of the most popular American big band performers and teen idols of the late 1950s.
Darin was born to a poor working-class family in The Bronx, New York.
Darin's song "Beyond the Sea" is performed by the Neo-Swing band Royal Crown Revue on their 1998 album "Mugsy's Move".
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 Bobby Darin / Bobby Darin Show
Darin had several big hits as a teen idol in the late-fifties, and 'Mack the Knife' gave him a new career as a Vegas headliner in the early-mid Sixties.
His triumphant Vegas comeback made Bobby Darin a hot property again, and a natural to replace Dean Martin, the ultimate TV lounge-lizard, for his show's 1972 hiatus.
Bobby Darin practically invented the smooth Las Vegas lounge-singer persona in the early sixties, and it translated well to television a decade later.
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 Bobby Darin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Darin really cut his eye teeth as a performer at the Copacabana, where he was a headline perfomer.
Darin was politically active, which was unusual for performers at the time, and it was not unusual for Darin to introduce Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Darin was by this time divorced, and was deeply affected when he learned that the woman he always thought of as his sister was really his biological mother.
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 Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife!
Bobby Darin (May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973), born Walden Robert Cassotto, was one of the most popular rock and roll American teen idols of the late 1950s.
Darin was born to a poor, working-class family in the Bronx, New York, and his father died a few months before he was born at the height of the Great Depression.
In 1959, Bobby Darin recorded "Dream Lover", a complex ballad that would become a multi-million seller and one that is still remembered to this day.
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 Bobby Darin MP3 Downloads - Bobby Darin Music Downloads - Bobby Darin Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
When Darin had his first hits in the late '50s, he was a teen idol of sorts, albeit a teen idol with much more talent and mature command than the typical singer in that style.
Darin may indeed have been far hipper and more politically aware than the average nightclub act, covering tunes by Dylan and the Rolling Stones, participating in a 1965 civil rights march to Alabama, and penning some Dylan-influenced songs of his own in the late '60s.
Afflicted with a rheumatic heart, Darin was always aware that his time might be limited, and he died near the end of 1973 during open-heart surgery.
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 CMT.com : Bobby Darin : Biography
When Darin had his first hits in the late '50s, he was a teen idol of sorts, albeit a teen idol with much more talent and mature command than the typical singer in that style.
Darin may indeed have been far hipper and more politically aware than the average nightclub act, covering tunes by Dylan and the Rolling Stones, participating in a 1965 civil rights march to Alabama, and penning some Dylan-influenced songs of his own in the late '60s.
It doesn't seem accurate to say that this was the true Bobby Darin, shedding his show-biz skin for something that came to him more naturally; in 1967, the same year he covered Jagger-Richards' "Back Street Girl," he also recorded material for an album entitled Bobby Darin Sings Doctor Dolittle.
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 Bobby Darin
Darin was a sickly child and at 8 had rheumatic fever.
Darin continued to appear in Las Vegas and on TV through the mid-60s and worked extensively for Robert Kennedy during his 1968 presidential campaign.
Bobby Darin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
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 Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin's accolades as a Grammy Winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Academy Award Nominee, television star, and popular Las Vegas nightclub performer will not soon be matched.
Darin composed and recorded two of the most popular hits of all time, "Splish Splash," and "Dream Lover," and garnered four gold records all before turning 25.
Bobby Darin's life is currently being immortalized in "Beyond the Sea," a biographical feature starring Tony Award and two-time Oscar-winning actor, Kevin Spacey.
www.hollywoodlegends.com /bobby-darin.html   (174 words)

 Bronxbabe's Bobby Darin Tribute Page
Bobby's songs were now heard on many mainstream radio shows with tens of millions of adult listeners, not just on rock 'n roll stations.
Bobby and I were in court when Federal Judge Roger Foley entered my newspaper into evidence, saying, from the bench, "The Las Vegas Free Press is the only newspaper in the nation to get the story straight." Bobby respected bold investigative reporting and admired courage to challenge the powerful.
Bobby's birth name, Walden Robert Cassotto, was proudly included in the prospectus AKA Bobby Darin as a co-owner.
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 Bobby Darin - Singing His Heart Out
Darin was convinced that he would die young due to his defective heart, and therefore drove himself relentlessly to succeed and gain the worldwide love and popularity he so craved.
Darin also got heavily involved in politics, joining the presidential campaign of Robert Kennedy in 1968 and singing the campaign's theme song, "This Land Is Your Land".
Darin was elevated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, introduced by Dick Clark.
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 The Lively Set features A Tribute to Bobby Darin
Bobby asked me to be his agent, but while I considered his offer, his health declined.
Bobby was the youngest-ever headliner at the prized Sands Hotel in Las Vegas (where I was a busboy and waiter, 1962-63).
Bobby's entire life was filled with the cruel knowledge he was "running out of time." Today the gifted, dynamic entertainer would surely be a superstar.
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 Amazon.ca: Bobby Darin Collection: Music: Bobby Darin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Though Darin didn't have the poignant and unmatched ability of Sinatra to phrase a lyric, his uptempo songs are nearly as good as the Chairman of the Board.
Darin was hailed as a brilliant performer from industry giants as diverse as Johnny Mercer, Perry Como and Henry Mancini on the one hand, and Neil Young, Rod Stewart and Elvis Presley on the other.
Bobby Darin could sing any kind of song and make it sound like he was born to sing it---rock, jazz, standards, folk, gospel---you name it.
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 Bobby Darin
"Bobby Darin was one of the most ambitious and versatile performers of the last forty years.
Darin followed it with the similarly infectious “Queen of the Hop” (#9) and “Dream Lover”; (#2).
In recalling Bobby Darin, former teen idol and fellow traveler Dion DiMucci said: “He could play any instrument, and he was doing jazz and folk and rock and anything else he wanted.
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 Bobby Darin biographer David Evanier interview/Jazz/Jerry Jazz Musician
Bobby was not an exploiter of women, so I come down more on the side of thinking that he had genuine feelings for her.
Darin, on the other hand, was conflicted because he was making enormous amounts of money from one end of the political spectrum of the era he performed in, when his heart lay in another.
Bobby was never reconciled to anything, and, unlike the scene in the death scene in the film, he died a miserable death.
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 Bobby Darin
I was born in the Bronx and so was Bobby Darin which is the last similarity we have between us except that I liked his records and I also recognised in him the need to break out.
A lot of people think Bobby changed with success but he was exactly the same character when he was unknown as when he was the biggest star in America 3 or 4 years later.
Darin was taken on as a singer with 2 weeks in Talahoe and then 4 weeks at the Sahara, Las Vegas.
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 Amazon.com: Bobby Darin - Mack Is Back: DVD: Bobby Darin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Darin hits like "Splish Splash," the lovely "If I Were a Carpenter," and "Beyond the Sea" are included, along with the inevitable "Mack the Knife" (which is tacked onto the end and appears to come from another performance entirely) and a variety of other familiar tunes.
This is an uncut tape Darin made for NBC in '73, and he exudes so much energy throughout that it's hard to believe he was so ill at the time, and that 9 months later he would be gone from this earth.
Bobby Darin's energy is absolutely remarkable in his last recorded performance before his death.
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 Bobby Darin / The Bobby Darin Show Part Two : TVParty!
Bobby, who was unquestionably the consummate performer, would incorporate false exits and "bows" in the show so he could duck briefly backstage and suck on an oxygen mask for a few seconds before returning to the stage.
When Bobby cut back his schedule, most of us went to work for Tony Orlando who idolized Bobby and did a tribute to him in his act.
Bobby never slighted any of them, sometimes even inviting them backstage to his dressing room and talking to them in his underwear while he was changing clothes.
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 Amardeep Singh: Somewhere, Beyond the Sea... Bobby Darin
Darin married Sandra Dee, aka "Gidget." They had a kid, but it was not a happy marriage.
Between Darin's ego, his heart problems, his wife's anorexia, and their general struggle to stay relevant through the 1960s, there couldn't have been a whole lot of joy there.
Bobby rules...and while Spacey's movie was flawed, it at least showed a new generation who our heroes of yesterday were all about...
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 Bobby Darin: Seeing is Believing
Bobby Darin: Seeing is Believing provides footage of 20 television performances recorded while Darin was at the height of his artistic powers (and near the end of his life).
This quibble aside, Bobby Darin was a fabulously talented performer who crammed into a romantically short 37 years a resume of performance art rivaling the artistic output of the short-lived Classical and Romantic composers.
Bobby Darin: Seeing is Believing was compiled by official Bobby Darin archivist Jimmy Scalia from live performances with the blessing of his Estate.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=23845   (702 words)

 YouTube - Bobby Darin sings "Beyond the Sea"
True, although Bob Darin looks pretty pissed off himself, mainly about having to go on and on at several points near the end of the song (notice the "cut it out" gestures he makes to the DJ)..
Bobby Darin performs his classic hit, "Beyond The Sea," to a live audience.
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 Sicilian Culture: The People: Bobby Darin (Walter Robert Cassotto)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Bobby was married to Sandra Dee (another teen idol) with which they had one son, but ended in divorce.
Bobby Darin would never become the Sinatra he imagined, but Sinatra would also never have the variety of talents to the extent Bobby Darin had.
Often, Bobby Darin would perform with Sinatra in Vegas along with the rest of the Rat Pack.
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 Bobby Darin CD's
And, once again, the vaunted Darin versatility surfaces, for this is the jazziest album of his career, a mixture of uptempo and ballad numbers handled with equal aplomb by the legend.
Darin seems to be acutely aware of the power of lifting one’s voice in song, evidenced by the upbeat tempo and constant accompaniment of vocal chorus.
Darin would revisit the folk genre with great success with “If I Were A Carpenter.” While that tune and the 1966 album of the same name are well known, listening to this CD confirms that Darin was on to something years earlier.
www.robertsenslerpresents.com /BobbyDarin.htm   (3292 words)

 Beyond the Sea (2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin (Spacey) specifically, and his relationship with his wife Sandra Dee (Bosworth).
Rather, what the movie is about is capturing the energy and drive of Darin himself and, perhaps most important, the urgency with which he lived his life.
Darin knew from a very young age that his life would likely be cut short due to a heart condition.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0363473   (560 words)

 Bobby Darin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Instead of the Darin stuff and the interview with Bobby Darin's manager, they list "exclusive bonus musical performances by Kevin Spacey." I don't know if that means the Darin things aren't going to be in the DVD or not.
Turning Bobby Darin album covers into Kevin Spacey-as-Bobby Darin covers was key for production designer Andrew Laws, who used the LPs to visually recap the rise and fall of the "Mack the Knife" crooner in the Spacey-directed biopic.
As of this writing, Sandra Dee, Dodd's mother and Bobby's wife, has not seen the film, but Dodd said he's getting a "special screening for her." Steve Blauner, who was Darin's manager (and is portrayed excellently by John Goodman in the film) and also disagreed with Spacey singing Darin, was also pleased with the film.
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 Bobby Darin Photos - Bobby Darin News - Bobby Darin Information
In 1962, Bobby was nominated for the Golden Laurel for Top Male New Personality, he made 5th place.
In 1966, Bobby was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for: That Funny Feeling (1965), the song had the same title.
Tell the world what you think of Bobby Darin, write a review for this person.
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 Bobby Darin News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cowell also produces America's Got Talent in the US Music mogul Simon Cowell has revealed he prefers the classic songs of Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin to modern pop.
By TOM LAVIS TLAVIS@TRIBDEM.COM The audience will be thinking old Bobby's back in town when Ron Lan'Gel presents his unusual blend of music from one of the most popular rock 'n' roll teen idols of the late...
Hubert Cornfield, 77, a director and screenwriter best known for the edgy 1962 film "Pressure Point," starring Bobby Darin and Sidney Poitier, and the 1968 crime drama "The Night of the Following Day," with...
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 Bobby Darin : The Curtain Falls: Live at the Flamingo - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Bobby Darin : The Curtain Falls: Live at the Flamingo
In addition to the unique qualities of an unheard vintage recording, Bobby Darin had also cited this run -- at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas -- to be his last lengthy tour or nightclub engagement due to increasing health concerns.
The aptly titled "Comedy Routine" features several impersonations by Darin as set to "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)." However, when introducing the title cut, Darin is somber, leading to an emotional climax -- not only for this performance, but for a brilliant live career as well.
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