Bobby Darin

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Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor of film and television. He performed in a range of music genres, including jazz, pop, rock'n'roll, folk, swing 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.

Throughout the 1960s, he became more politically active and worked on Robert Kennedy's Democratic presidential campaign. He was present on the night 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 grandmother, not his mother, and that the girl he had thought to be 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 age 37, following a heart operation in Los Angeles.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 Bobby Darin Bobby Darin 1
1959 That's All Bobby Darin 2
1960 This Is Darin Bobby Darin 2
1960 For Teenagers Only Bobby Darin 1
1961 Love Swings Bobby Darin 2
1961 Twist Bobby Darin 1
1962 Things & Other Things Bobby Darin 2
1962 Oh! Look at Me Now Bobby Darin 1
1962 Sings Ray Charles Bobby Darin 1
1963 You're the Reason I'm Living Bobby Darin 1
1963 Earthy! Bobby Darin 1
1963 18 Yellow Roses & 11 Other Hits Bobby Darin 1
1963 Golden Folk Hits Bobby Darin 1
1963 It's You or No One Bobby Darin 2
1964 Clementine Bobby Darin 1
1964 From Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie Bobby Darin 1
1965 Venice Blue Bobby Darin 1
1966 The Shadow of Your Smile Bobby Darin 1
1966 In a Broadway Bag Bobby Darin 1
1966 If I Were a Carpenter Bobby Darin 1
1967 Inside Out Bobby Darin 1
1968 Born Walden Robert Cassotto Bobby Darin 1
1969 Commitment Bobby Darin 1
1972 Bobby Darin Bobby Darin 1
1990 Two of a Kind Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer 1
1991 The 25th Day of December Bobby Darin 1
1999 Swingin' the Standards Bobby Darin 1
2004 Songs From Big Sur Bobby Darin 1
2013 Rare Capitol Masters Bobby Darin 1
Mack the Knife Bobby Darin 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 The Bobby Darin Story Bobby Darin 2
1964 Winners Bobby Darin 2
1974 'Darin' 1936-1973 Bobby Darin 1
1986 The Ultimate Bobby Darin Bobby Darin 2
1988 Dream Lover Bobby Darin 2
1989 The Capitol Collector's Series Bobby Darin 1
1990 Greatest Hits Bobby Darin 1
1991 Splish Splash: The Best of Bobby Darin, Volume One Bobby Darin 2
1991 Mack the Knife: The Best of Bobby Darin, Volume 2 Bobby Darin 1
1995 As Long as I'm Singing: The Bobby Darin Collection Bobby Darin 2
1997 16 Greatest Hits Bobby Darin 1
1997 You're the Reason I'm Living / I Wanna Be Around Bobby Darin 1
1998 A&E Biography: Anthology Bobby Darin 2
1998 The Capitol Years Bobby Darin 1
1999 Moods Swings: The Best Of Atlantic Years, 1965-67 Bobby Darin 1
1999 Ultra-Lounge, Wild, Cool & Swingin', The Artist Collection, Volume 2 Bobby Darin 1
2001 The Magic of Bobby Darin Bobby Darin 1
2001 The Very Best of Bobby Darin Bobby Darin 2
2002 The Hit Singles Collection Bobby Darin 2
2002 Swings Bobby Darin 1

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