Bobby Darin

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Bobby Darin (May 14, 1936 - December 20, 1973, Bronx NY.) was born Walden Robert Cassotto and was one of the most popular rock and roll American teen idols of the late 1950s. However, he is widely respected for being a multi-talented, versatile performer. Darin was a very special and talented entertainer. He was a Grammy award winning singer ('Mack The Knife'), a respected member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ('Dream Lover', 'Splish Splash', 'If I Were A Carpenter') a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a successful record producer, an Oscar nominated actor and a strong supporter of the American Heart Association. Bobby was married to actress Sandra Dee from 1960-1967. They had one son, Dodd, born in December 1961. As a result of complications from a rheumatic heart, Bobby's life was tragically cut short in 1973. Darin's mother, Vanina Cassotto, had given birth to him when she was 16, and as a result, her parents raised Darin as though he were there son while Vanina was presented off as his elder sister. Darin did not learn the truth about his parentage until he was 32. For more on Bobby Darin, watch "Beyond the Sea," in which Kevin Spacey portrays the entertainer. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Bobby Darin (May 14, 1936 - December 20, 1973, Bronx NY.) was born Walden Robert Cassotto and was one of the most popular rock and roll American teen idols of the late 1950s. However, he is widely respected for being a multi-talented, versatile performer. Darin was a very special and talented entertainer. He was a Grammy award winning singer ('Mack The Knife'), a respected member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ('Dream Lover', 'Splish Splash', 'If I Were A Carpenter') a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a successful record producer, an Oscar nominated actor and a strong supporter of the American Heart Association. Bobby was married to actress Sandra Dee from 1960-1967. They had one son, Dodd, born in December 1961. As a result of complications from a rheumatic heart, Bobby's life was tragically cut short in 1973. Darin's mother, Vanina Cassotto, had given birth to him when she was 16, and as a result, her parents raised Darin as though he were there son while Vanina was presented off as his elder sister. Darin did not learn the truth about his parentage until he was 32. For more on Bobby Darin, watch "Beyond the Sea," in which Kevin Spacey portrays the entertainer. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Top Tracks

Beyond the Sea 1

Beyond the Sea

Mack the Knife 2

Mack the Knife

Dream Lover 3

Dream Lover

Splish Splash 4

Splish Splash

Don't Rain On My Parade 5

Don't Rain On My Parade

If I Were a Carpenter 6

If I Were a Carpenter

Call Me Irresponsible 7

Call Me Irresponsible

Queen of the Hop 8

Queen of the Hop

Clementine 9

Clementine

More 10

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Top Albums

The Hit Singles Collection
The Hit Singles Collection
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The Ultimate Bobby Darin
The Ultimate Bobby Darin
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That's All
That's All
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