Bobby Darin and Connie Francis were sweethearts as they both began there
careers in the recording industry. Bobby and Connie met in January of 1956.
Connie recorded "My First Real Love," a song written by Bobby and Don Kirshner. Bobby and his group "The
Jaybirds" sang the background vocals. In Connie's autobiography, Who's
Sorry Now? (St. Martin's Press), Connie devotes two chapters to her relationship with Bobby.
"Bobby Darin was different -- dynamic, versatile, chock full of energy, with a fierce determination I had never seen
before," she writes in the book. "I learned to adore him for all the reasons I always would -- his respect for the
little guy, his sense of fairness, his intellect, candor, and self confidence, his brashness, toughness and sweet
tenderness -- all the contrasts that made him so fascinating."