Bobby Darin News Page 2011

"I heard the news today, oh boy..." (Audio)

Update 12/8/2011: BNR DARIN TRIBUTE RE-BROADCAST . . .

Baltimore Net Radio will be re-broadcasting their Bobby Darin Tribute starting
Monday, January 9, 2012.
Please see their website for the scheduling information.

Interviews include our very own Steve Blauner, Jimmy Scalia, Gary Walden, Billy McCubbin,
Bob Rosario and David Evanier, author of Roman Candle.
Their recollections and insights of Bobby are authentic, factual, amusing and tender ...

Thanks to BNR for re-broadcasting this and to
Diane Linden Thomas for this information.

Update 11/20/2011: BOY FROM OZ BRINGS

Multi-talented entertainer Hugh Jackman, currently starring in his one-man hit show,
"Hugh Jackman - Back on Broadway," is causing quite a stir on The Great White Way.

Joking that it took him time to figure out the casting, the Emmy and Tony Award winning actor
certainly rebounded by putting together one fabulous performance. Using acting
and storytelling skills, he engages by cleverly weaving through timeless songs, dance
and poignant imagery.

And at the end, he asks the audience, "Are you ready for one more?"
Of course!
He obliges and belts out "Mack the Knife" with the audience clapping and singing along ...
it is electric!

The official website is here.
The show has a limited run, through January 1, 2012.

Update 9/26/2011: BOBBY DARIN FLIES PAN AM . . .

Once billed as "the world's most experienced airline," Pan American Airways is back.
This time on television as the new ABC series, Pan Am. And how "Tanfastic" to hear Bobby,
not once but TWICE, in the pilot episode which aired Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 10:00pm!

For more details, check the Television Section of the Pop Culture page.

Thanks to Steve Blauner and Jimmy Scalia, for this information.


Bobby's enduring popularity continues to impress....

PRIMO Magazine reports terrific sales of their current issue featuring Bobby Darin!
For more information and to see the much-cherished video of Bobby singing
"Mack the Knife" and "Splish Splash" visit their website.

Many thanks, Jimmy, for your amazing article!


Exciting news ... Melbourne, Australia ... September 5, 2011 ...

A workshop, for the new musical "Dream Lover," is being directed by Simon
Phillips and produced by John Frost with John and Barbara Gilbert.
John Frost acquired the rights in 2010 to this yet-to-be produced new musical,
telling the story of Bobby's life.

Songs will include "Splish Splash," "As Long As I'm Singing," "Mack the Knife,"
"Beyond the Sea," "If I Were a Carpenter,"
"Inka Dinka Doo" and "Mammy."

It will star Hugh Sheridan, as Bobby and Christy Sullivan, as Sandy.

Read more about it here.

Thanks to Susan Schooley for this information.

Update 9/2/2011: BOBBY DARIN - ALWAYS IN STYLE . . .

PRIMO magazine's latest issue features
"Bobby Darin: His Life, His Songs, His Legacy."

Jimmy Scalia, the official Bobby Darin Archivist, has penned an amazing piece.
We know you'll enjoy it.

It is available now at newsstands or it can be ordered here.
Look for Bobby on the cover!

Thanks Jimmy Scalia, for this information ... well done!

Update 8/30/2011: BALTIMORE NET RADIO

This wonderful tribute will be airing for four consecutive weeks
in two-hour segments.

Starting on September 12th. at 3pm NYT through October 3rd. you will hear
Bobby's amazing song catalog and interviews with key people in his life.

Interviews will include our very own ...
Steve Blauner, Jimmy Scalia, Gary Walden, Billy McCubbin, Bob Rosario
and David Evanier, author of Roman Candle.

and be sure to tune in and listen on
Baltimore Net Radio.

The press release is here.

Thanks to Susan Schooley for this information.

Celebrate Bobby's Birthday!
May 14, 1936

"It's Today!" (Audio)

Happy Birthday, Bobby!!!

Yes, it's today ... Bobby would have been 75 years old.

Thank you, Bobby, for continuing to be a solid inspiration for so many.
Your tremendous drive and talent still sparks enormous creativity and enthusiasm.
Your legacy is a constant reminder of what a person can achieve
when the odds are stacked against them.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Your Webteam

Dodd's Birthday Wishes

Update 5/10/2011: ANOTHER 75th BIRTHDAY RADIO TRIBUTE . . .

On May 14, 2011 Chris Edwards, DJ for San Francisco KYA Radio Station, will be hosting
a BD birthday tribute. The main tribute will air from 6 to 7pm PST and will include
clips from Connie Francis and others. He will be playing Bobby off and on during the night.

Tune in and listen Online.
CALL-IN REQUEST NUMBER: 1-800-221-9296
A new feature is a LIVE VIDEO link.

Thanks to Maura Pape for this information.

(Note: Grammy award winning Edwards hosted Darin-featured
programming in 2006 & 2007. Thank you, Chris, for keeping Bobby on the radio!)

Update 4/30/2011: 75th BIRTHDAY RADIO TRIBUTE . . .

On May 14, 2011 from 7-10pm EST Michael Anthony, DJ from WHPC Radio Station, will
broadcast a very special tribute to celebrate Bobby's 75th birthday.

Now in his 15th year of hosting the Unforgettables program which regularly features Bobby,
Michael told us, "There will be three solid hours of Bobby's music, covering all of his styles
and his entire recording career."

For local listening (Long Island, the five borroughs of NYC and Westchester County) set
your dials to WPC 90.3FM. The radio station also streams online, HERE.
Just press the "listen live now" button.
The program can also be heard on

Tune in! ..... This is a program you won't want to miss!

Thanks to Michael Anthony for this information.

Update 1/26/2011: BOBBY'S IN THE SPOTLIGHT . . .

Baltimore Net Radio to feature Bobby Darin in an upcoming special called
"In the Spotlight."

"In the Spotlight," which features a different artist and their music each week, will be
highlighting Bobby Darin on Monday, February 21, 2011 from 3pm-4pm EST.
Mary Anne Barothy of BNR says, "Yes, Baltimore Net Radio loves Bobby's music and
wanted to let you know your friends and fans can tune in and enjoy."

More information and schedules here.

Read more about Bobby and Baltimore Net Radio HERE!

Many thanks, Mary Anne, for this information!


We were very saddened to hear rock promoter and music publisher Don Kirshner passed
away yesterday. He was in a Boca Raton hospital being treated for an infection when he died.
He was 76 years old.

Bobby and Don were good friends from very early on, both graduates of
Bronx High School of Science.
They worked closely, through many collaborations, early in their careers.

To read more about Bobby and Don Kirshner, please check this link.
We also urge you to look into the history of the Brill Building, the music business professionals
who occupied it and their impact on the music industry.

Our sincere and deepest condolences go out to his family.

Update 1/1/2011: BOBBY FEATURED IN

On January 1, 2011 at 8:00am PST the 122nd Annual Tournament of Roses Parade
will take place. Since 1890, eye-catching, amazing floats made from petals, seeds and roots
along with award-winning marching bands and equestrian units have marched down
Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California.

This year Bobby Darin's "Talk To the Animals" has been chosen to be played on a
very special float along the parade route.

The complete article is here:
"Riding High - First-time Float Entry Makes Wish Come True For Teen with Leukemia."

To watch the parade on TV, please check your local listings for broadcast
information and air times.

1/1/2011: Listen to Bobby sing "Talk To the Animals."

Thanks to Susan Schooley for this information.

Be sure to check out Bobby's current TV schedule at TV- Now!

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"Come back soon...OR ELSE!"
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See you on the web, you cutesy!"

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