Bobby Darin

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Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Walden Robert Cassotto, 14 May 1936, New York, USA, d. 20 December 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA. Darin’s entry to the music business occurred during the mid-50s following a period playing in New York coffee-houses. His friendship with co-writer/entrepreneur Don Kirshner resulted in his first single, ‘My First Love’. A meeting with Connie Francis’ manager George Scheck led to a prestigious television appearance on the Tommy Dorsey television show and a contract with Decca Records. An unsuccessful attempt at a hit with a cover version of Lonnie Donegan’s ‘Rock Island Line’ was followed by a move towards pop novelty with ‘Splish Splash’. Darin’s quirky vocal ensured that his song was a worldwide hit, although he was outsold in Britain by a rival version from comedian Charlie Drake. During this period, Darin also recorded in a band called the Ding Dongs, which prompted a dispute between Atco Records and Brunswick...

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