Bobby Darin News Page 2015
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Update 9/19/2015: REMEMBERING STEVE BLAUNER . . .
"I have a twenty six year old genius for a manager. And anything that's happened
to me in the past year, Steve Blauner is definitely responsible for." ~ Bobby Darin.
(Excerpt from July 1960 interview with Barry Gray, Dream Lovers, by Dodd Darin.)
On his birthday today, we remember Bobby's manager and good friend Steve Blauner.
Update 7/23/2015: RALPH MALPH - "STILL GOT IT!" . . .
Don Most, "Ralph Malph," of the popular television show
started singing when he was 14 years old.
A big Darin fan, he has been singing Bobby's praises and songs ever since.
Please join him for an online streaming on July 25th at 8pm EDT.
The virtual e-ticket is $4.99.
All the information you need is here.
A portion of the proceeds will go to The Michael J. Fox Foundation
for Parkinson's and Blessings In a Backpack.
How about dropping Don a note on his Facebook?
Update 6/16/2015: STEVE BLAUNER . . .
It is with very heavy hearts that we report the death of Bobby's
treasured friend and manager, Steve Blauner.
He passed away Tuesday at his home. He was 81.
"Bobby gave me his life when I had only been in the business a year and a half.
Our deal was he would sing but I would do everything else.
We never had a contract, just a handshake and he always lived by it."
Steve has said his most cherished moments were with Bobby.
His impact and legacy on entertainment is enormous.
Along with Bert Schneider and Bob Raefelson, Steve formed BBS Productions.
During that time, they made Easy Rider, Academy-Award winner for best
documentary Hearts and Minds, The Monkees TV series
(in which he was even mentioned in an episode),
Five Easy Pieces, The Last Picture Show, The King of Marvin Gardens, A Safe Place,
and so many more.
Our deepest condolences to his daughters, Moon and Grace, and all of his family
and to Bobby's son, Dodd Darin, with whom he shared a very special bond.
Update 5/27/2015: BOBBY MUSICAL MADE IN OZ . . .
This long awaited musical, Dream Lover, to open next year!!
"A MAJOR new musical about legendary singer-songwriter
Bobby Darin will have its world premiere in Australia next year."
Directed by Simon Phillips
Written by John Michael Howson
Produced by John Frost.
Read more here.
Thanks, Susan Schooley, for this inforation.
Update 5/14/2015: IT'S TODAY . . .
HAPPY 79th BIRTHDAY, BOBBY!
Thank you Bobby for the sunshine, smiles, laughter and love you fill our days
with all year long. Today we celebrate your incredible life and amazing talent.
Perhaps as we celebrate this day making a donation to the
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION in Bobby's name,
an organization very near and dear to him, would be away to
thank him for all he has done for us.
Thank you, Bobby!!
We love you!
Update 4/24/2015: ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME MUSEUM . . .
BOBBY DARIN ACOUSTIC GUITAR
Gift of Dodd Darin - Bobby Darin's Son
Bobby Darin was one of the most versatile performers of the late 50's.
He straddled generations appealing to Bobbysoxers as a teen idol who wrote and recorded
"Splish Splash" in 1958 and then winning over their parents as the Sinatra voiced
adult who cut the ultimate version of "Mack the Knife" only a year later.
Both songs were enormous hits with "Splish Splash hitting number three and
"Mack the Knife" topping the charts for nine weeks.
Born in the Bronx in 1936 Darin launched his musical career as a songwriter
for a New York publisher before making the leap to performer. "Splish Splash" was
his breakthrough hit. He followed it with "Queen of The Hop" and "Dream Lover."
While maintain his recording career, Darin also launched a career in films
and became a regular performer on the Las Vegas scene.
Unfortunately Darin's career was cut short when he died on December 20, 1973, following
heart surgery. Bobby Darin was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
Thanks, Jimmy Scalia, for this information.
Update 4/23/2015: THE RARIN' DARIN CONCERT . . .
Singer Tony Viviano will be performing songs made popular
by Bobby on his birthday, May 14, 2015.
Tony tells us the entire evening is dedicated to Bobby with his life story.
The show will be at Patrick's at Westport, St. Louis, Mo.
For information and reservations call 314-878-6767.
Thanks, Tony Viviano, for this information.
Update 3/3/2015: WE HAVE VERY SAD NEWS TO REPORT . . .
Bobby's dear friend Richard Bakalyan passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015.
He had just turned 84 last month.
"Dickie B" appeared on Bobby's NBC The Bobby Darin Show in many different segments.
He was a talented, successful character actor who, over his lifetime,
had many roles in film and television.
His street-wise persona and kind heart will be terribly missed.
Our sincere condolences go out to this family.
Thanks, Susan Schooley, for this information.
Update 1/24/2015: JIMMY SCALIA ~ ANYTHING GOES . . .
Tune in and catch Jimmy discuss The Milk Shows and all "Things" Darin
on the radio show ANYTHING GOES with Lise Avery!!
You can listen live stream here.
The program will be archived for 2 weeks after the broadcast here.
Update 1/17/2015: TCM AND BOBBY . . .
Turner Classic Movies recently aired Too Late Blues.
If you'd like to see more of Bobby's films on TCM,
during his birthday month of May, start writing them now!
Send correspondence to Robert Osborne or Ben Mankiewicz to:
TCM, 1050 Techwood Drive NW,
Atlanta, GA 30318
Thanks, Su Cote, for this suggestion and information.
Update 1/1/2015: THE 2015 DARIN CALENDAR . . .
"Merry Christmas everybody and a Happy New Year!"
Auld Lang Syne
A 2015 BD calendar to start out the new year in style.
Click here to download the calendar!
Thanks, Dodd Darin, Steve Blauner & Jimmy Scalia for the calendar!!
... Also ...
And yet, another year passes without a stamp for Bobby.
He is so deserving and his fans are so devoted. Lets keep the faith, remember
Like Bobby said, "Do it to it!!
Click here for more stamp information.
Thanks, Carolyn Smith, for the address informtion.
Be sure to check out Bobby's current TV schedule at TV- Guide!
See you on the web, you cutesy!"
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