Bobby Darin

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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'n'roll, 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.

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 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 age 37, following a heart operation in Los Angeles.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
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 1
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 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
Mack the Knife Bobby Darin 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1964 Winners Compilation Bobby Darin 1
1974 'Darin' 1936-1973 Compilation Bobby Darin 1
1986 The Ultimate Bobby Darin Compilation Bobby Darin 1
1988 Dream Lover Compilation Bobby Darin 2
1989 The Bobby Darin Story Compilation Bobby Darin 1
1989 The Capitol Collector's Series Compilation Bobby Darin 1
1990 Greatest Hits Compilation Bobby Darin 1
1991 Splish Splash: The Best of Bobby Darin, Volume One Compilation Bobby Darin 2
1991 Mack the Knife: The Best of Bobby Darin, Volume 2 Compilation Bobby Darin 1
1995 As Long as I'm Singing: The Bobby Darin Collection Compilation Bobby Darin 2
1997 You're the Reason I'm Living / I Wanna Be Around Compilation Bobby Darin 1
1998 A&E Biography: Anthology Compilation Bobby Darin 2
1999 Moods Swings: The Best Of Atlantic Years, 1965-67 Compilation Bobby Darin 1
1999 Ultra-Lounge, Wild, Cool & Swingin', The Artist Collection, Volume 2 Compilation Bobby Darin 1
2001 The Magic of Bobby Darin Compilation Bobby Darin 1
2001 The Very Best of Bobby Darin Compilation Bobby Darin 2
2002 The Hit Singles Collection Compilation Bobby Darin 2
2004 Beyond the Sea: The Very Best of Bobby Darin Compilation Bobby Darin 1
2004 The Legendary Bobby Darin Compilation Bobby Darin 2
2004 Aces Back To Back Compilation Bobby Darin 1
2004 Mack the Knife Compilation Bobby Darin 1

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