Bobby Darin

The "Happy" Recording Session



Below are pictures of Bobby Darin in one of his last recording sessions at Motown Records with legendary producer Bob Crewe. This session included the recording of "Happy" (The love theme from the film Lady Sings the Blues) a beautiful love ballad composed by Michel Legrand and Smokey Robinson.

The photos were published in the June 1973 issue of Hit Parader Songs and Stories Magazine and accompanied an article by Harriet Wasser.

Small audio portion of the song


Left: Bobby singing.              Right: Bobby and Bob Crewe.


Left: Bobby and Harriet.              Right: Bob Crewe, Bobby and background singer Ellie Greenwich


Bob, Bobby,Harriet and record producer Andrew Oldham


These words of tribute appear on the back of the Motown LP DARIN 1936-1973,
which was released after Bobby's death:

"Whenever I think of Bobby Darin, these words of Abraham Lincoln always come to mind ...'I do the very best I know how; the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the very end. If the end brings me out alright, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.'

It was a priviledge to assemble this album ... Bobby, thank you for being ..."

--- Bob Crewe




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