Bobby Darin

April Timeline





Here are some significant events in the life and
career of Bobby Darin for the month of April:


  • April 10, 1958: Bobby records "Splish Splash" and "Queen of the Hop" in New York.

  • April 1959: Bobby hosts The Big Beat while host Alan Freed is away.

  • April 18, 1959: Bobby appears on the television show, the Perry Como Show.

  • April 23, 1960: Val Parnell's Spectacular Presents: "This Is Bobby Darin."(UK)
    Bobby Darin hosts the show, performs and introduces other artists including
    Duane Eddy and Clyde McPhatter.

  • April 1, 1962: Bobby appears on the television special, "At This Very Moment."

  • April 4, 1962: The movie State Fair opens.

  • April 14, 1963: Bobby guest stars on the Dinah Shore Show.

  • April 13, 1964:The Academy Awards are held; Bobby loses to Melvyn Douglas.

  • April 7, 1965: Bobby has a cameo appearance on the television show, Burke's Law.

  • April 1966: Bobby returns to the Copa for first time since May 1963.

  • April 25, 1967: Bobby guest stars on The Joey Bishop Show.

  • April 1971: Bobby's first Motown single, "Melodie," is released.

  • April 3, 1973: NBC announces the cancellation of The Bobby Darin Show.

  • April 6, 1973: Bobby welcomes Phyllis Diller, Leslie Uggams and David Bromberg to
    The Bobby Darin Show.


  • April 13, 1973: Bobby welcomes Artie Johnson, Freda Payne and Bread to
    The Bobby Darin Show.


  • April 20, 1973: Bobby welcomes Carol Lawrence, Pat Buttram and Bill Withers to
    The Bobby Darin Show.


  • April 27, 1973: The last episode of the Darin NBC show airs.



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