This popular American singer, songwriter and actor arrived into this world as Walden Robert Cassotto but is better known as Bobby Darin born on May 14, 1936. Tragically his life was cut short due to having rheumatic fever in childhood and Darin died after a heart operation at the age of 37. His musical style includes pop, rock, folk and country. His first big selling and well-known hit was “Splish Splash” in 1958.
This was followed by a string of great songs including “Dream Lover”, “Mack the Knife” and “Beyond the Sea” which brought him international fame.
“Mack the Knife”
“Beyond the Sea”
Among his country music hits were “Things”, “You’re the Reason I’m Living” and “18 Yellow Roses”.
“You’re the Reason I’m Living”
Bobby Darin’s final hit single was “If I Were a Carpenter”
Darin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999. He received a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Grammy Awards.