He performed jazz, pop, rock and roll, folk, swing, and country music. He started his career as a songwriter for Connie Francis. He recorded his first million-selling single, " Splish Splash ," in During the s, he became more politically active and worked on Robert F.
Kennedy 's Democratic presidential campaign. During the same year, he discovered he had been raised by his grandmother, not his mother, and that the Te Voy A Enseñar - Various - Bailoteca Vol.
9 he thought was his sister was actually his mother. Those events deeply affected Darin and sent him into a long period of seclusion.
Although he made a successful comeback in television his health was beginning to fail, as he had always expected, following bouts of rheumatic fever in childhood. The knowledge of his vulnerability had always spurred him on to use his musical talent while still young.
He died at the age of 37 after a heart operation in Los Angeles. His maternal grandmother, Vivian Fern Walden, who called herself "Polly" and was born inwas of English ancestry. Nina and her mother hatched a plan to pass her baby off as Nina's younger brother. Darin believed his mother Nina was his elder sister and Polly his mother, who raised him from birth.
Inwhen he was 32 and considering entering politics, Nina told him the truth, reportedly devastating Darin. By the time he was a teenager, Darin could play several instruments, including piano, drums, and guitar.
He later added harmonica and xylophone. Darin moved to the Bronx early in his life with a rented summer home in Staten Island  and graduated from the prestigious Bronx High School of Science. In later years he attributed his arrogance to his experiences there, where he was surrounded by brighter students who teased him.
After only two semesters, he dropped out to Stan Hardin / Bobby Denver - City Lights / A Week In The Country an acting career. Darin's career took off with a songwriting partnershipformed in with Don Kirshnerwhom he met at a candy store in Washington Heights. They wrote jingles and songs, beginning with "Bubblegum Pop". 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 Francisfor whom he helped write several songs. They developed a romantic interest of which her father, who was not fond of Darin, did not approve, and the couple split up. At one point, Darin wanted to elope immediately; Francis has said that not marrying Darin was the biggest mistake of her life. Darin left Decca to sign with Atlantic Records ' Atco subsidiarywhere he wrote and arranged music for himself and others.
Guided by Atlantic's star-maker Ahmet ErtegunDarin's career finally took off in when he recorded " Splish Splash ". He co-wrote the song with radio D. Murray Kaufman after a phone Come Back - Nym - Convex (File, Album) from Kaufman's mother, Jean, a frustrated songwriter.
Her latest song idea was: "Splish, Splash, Take a Bath". Both Kaufman and Darin felt the title was lackluster, but Darin, with few options, said "I could write a song with that title. It charted, and made it to number 24 in the United States. InDarin 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. So he meant for his That's All album to show that he could sing more than rock and roll.
Although Darin was initially opposed to releasing it as a single,  the song went to No. The lates success included Darin setting the all-time attendance record at the Copacabana nightclub in Manhattan and headlining at the major casinos in Las Vegas.
Darin's recording of "Artificial Flowers" — a song by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock from the Broadway musical Tenderloinabout the death of a child laborer — featured a jazzy, Big Band arrangement by Richard Behrkethat was in sharp contrast to its tragic lyrics. The latter two were recorded by Capitol Recordswhich he joined inbefore returning to Atlantic four years later. Darin left Capitol in He performed the opening and closing songs on the soundtrack of the Walt Disney film That Darn Cat!
Bobby Darin is not related to James Darren. Confusion sometimes arises because their names are pronounced similarly, they were born inthey started their careers as teen idols with similarly styled songs, they both later sang some of the same standard pop-jazz ballads, and they are both associated with Gidget.
In real life, Darin was the love interest: he married Sandra Dee. 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 Septemberwas a teenager-oriented romantic comedy with Stan Hardin / Bobby Denver - City Lights / A Week In The Country Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida and featuring year-old actress Sandra Dee. They first met during the production of the film, "fell in love", and got married soon afterwards. Dee and Darin made a few films together with moderate success. They divorced in In he starred in Too Late BluesJohn Cassavetes ' first film for a major Hollywood studio, as a struggling jazz musician.
Bobby Darin, Pop Chronicles interview . Darin became more politically active as the s progressed, and his musical output became more " folksy. Darin traveled with Robert F. Kennedy and worked on the politician's presidential campaign. He was with Kennedy the day he traveled to Los Angeles on June 4,for the California primary, and was at the Ambassador Hotel later that night when Kennedy was assassinated.
That 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 inDarin started his own record label which was titled Direction Records, putting out folk and protest music.
Bobby wrote "Simple Song of Freedom" inwhich, in an interesting turn of events, was first recorded by Tim Im Coming Out (Rick Corbo Tribal Mix) - Various - White Party USA Vol.
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Bobby himself sang the song "live" on several television variety shows to great effect. Of his first Direction album, Darin said, "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.
That show ran for 13 episodes ending on April 27, Darin subsequently made television guest appearances and remained a top draw. Darin was an enthusiastic chess player. In the summer ofwhile performing in Detroit,  Stan Hardin / Bobby Denver - City Lights / A Week In The Country met a waitress named Lillian Sweet, who secretly gave birth to the singer's child.
The baby was adopted as an infant and named Sam Tallerico. Darin married actress Sandra Dee on December 1, Dee and Darin officially divorced on March 7, Darin's second wife was Andrea Yeager, a legal secretary he met in  and married Toy Boy (Brand New Megamix) - Sinitta - Cross My Broken Heart / Toy Boy (Remix) June 25,after the couple had lived together for three years.
Darin suffered from poor health his entire life. He was frail as an Anonimo Veneziano - Anonimo Veneziano and, beginning at age eight, was stricken with recurring bouts of rheumatic fever that left him with a seriously weakened heart.
He spent most of that year recovering from the surgery. During the last few years of his life, he was often administered oxygen during and after his performances on stage and screen. Inafter failing to take antibiotics to protect his heart before a dental visit, Darin developed sepsisan overwhelming systemic infection.
That further weakened his body and affected one of his heart valves. On December 11, he checked himself into Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles for another round of open-heart surgery to repair the two artificial heart valves he had received in January On the evening of December 19, a five-person surgical team worked for over six hours to repair his damaged heart.
Shortly after the surgery ended in the early morning hours of December 20,Darin died in the recovery room without regaining consciousness. He was 37 years old. Darin's last wish in his will was that his body be donated to science for medical research.
On May 14,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 named him one of the twentieth century's greatest entertainers.
Fans paid for the star. Darin also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Indirector Barry Levinson intended to direct a film based on Darin's life, and had begun preproduction on the project by early He abandoned the project, the rights to which were subsequently bought by actor Kevin Spaceyalong with Darin's son, Dodd. The resultant biopic, Beyond the Seastarred Spacey as Darin, with the actor using his own singing voice for the musical numbers.
The film covers Stan Hardin / Bobby Denver - City Lights / A Week In The Country of Darin's life and career, including his marriage to Sandra Deeportrayed by Kate Bosworth. 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.
The production featured the story of Darin with an piece big band. Darin was played by David Campbell. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American singer, songwriter and actor. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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