Bobby Darin

For the Month of
April


  • April 1, 1962: Airdate for the TV special At This Very Moment hosted by Burt Lancaster. Guests included Bobby Darin, Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Durante, Connie Francis, Charlton Heston, Bob Hope, Dinah Shore, Lena Horne and The Kingston
    Trio. Bobby sang "Bill Bailey" with Jimmy Durante.

  • April 2, 1958: Bobby copyrights "The Rest of My Life" and "That's the Way Love Is." Also "Barb'ry Ann," co-written with Claire Stevens.

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

  • April 4, 1962: State Fair opens.

  • April 4, 1963: Bobby copyrights "Bad Girl."

  • April 6, 1963: Bobby records "Eighteen Yellow Roses." The Capitol single #4970 would
    peak at #10 on the Pop Charts and #5 on the Adult Charts.

  • April 6, 1973: Airdate for the NBC TV Series The Bobby Darin Show. Bobby welcomes
    guests Phyllis Diller, Leslie Uggams and David Bromberg. Songs: "Charade," "Beyond
    the Sea" and duets with Leslie on "Happy Together."

  • April 7, 1965: Airdate for the TV series Burke's Law. Bobby appeared, uncredited, in the opening scene.

  • April 7, 1966: Bobby copyrights "Rainin'."

  • April 7, 1967: Bobby copyrights "I Am" and "Hello Sunshine."

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

  • April 13, 1964: Academy Awards held. Bobby was nominated for his outstanding work in Captain Newman M.D. The Oscar went to Melvyn Douglas.

  • April 13, 1973: Airdate for the NBC TV Series The Bobby Darin Show. Bobby welcomes
    guests Artie Johnson, Freda Payne and Bread. Songs: "There's a Rainbow 'round My Shoulder," "Let the Good Times Roll" and "Cry Me a River."

  • April 14, 1963: Bobby Darin and Andre Previn were the guests on the NBC TV Series The Dinah Shore Show.

  • April 15, 1963: Bobby copyrights "Comin' Down with a Heartache" and "I Can't Believe a Word You Say," co-written with Rudy Clark.

  • April 18, 1959: Airdate for the TV series The Perry Como Show. Guest stars included Bobby Darin, Edith Piaf, Wayne and Shuster, Trude Adams and Rex Ramer.

  • April 20, 1959: "Dream Lover" debuts on the Billboard Charts. It would peak at #2 and
    chart for 17 weeks.

  • April 20, 1964: Bobby copyrights "It's Him I Wanna Go with Mama," co-written with Arthur Resnick.

  • April 20, 1973: Airdate for the NBC TV Series The Bobby Darin Show. Bobby welcomes
    guests Carol Lawrence, Pat Buttram and Bill Withers. Songs: "Get Me to the Church on
    Time," "Shilo," "Guys and Dolls," Come Rain or Come Shine" and "Volare." Bobby also
    sang "High Hopes" with Charlene Wong.

  • April 21, 1965: Bobby records a session at SCA Studios in Los Angeles. The songs were
    "I Will Wait for You," "The Ballad of Cat Ballou," "What's New Pussycat?" "The Sweetheart Tree," "Strangers in the Night" and "The Shadow of Your Smile."

  • April 21, 1966: Bobby records "True Loves Are Blessings" for Atlantic.

  • April 22, 1963: Bobby copyrights "Eighteen Yellow Roses" and "Not for Me."

  • 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 24, 1956: Bobby copyrights "Dealer in Dreams," co-written with Don Kirshner.

  • April 24, 1958: Bobby records for ATCO "Mighty Mighty Man," "You're Mine" and "Now
    We're One."

  • April 24, 1958: "Early in the Morning" written by Bobby and Woody Harris is recorded as Brunswick single #55073, reissued as ATCO single #6121 Reaching #24 on the Pop Charts and #8 on the R & B Charts).

  • April 25, 1958: Bobby copyrights "This Little Girls Gone Rockin'", co-written with Mann Curtis.

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

  • April 26, 1965: Bobby copyrights "OK Girl," co-written with Russell Alquist.

  • April 27, 1973: Airdate for the NBC TV Series The Bobby Darin Show. Last show of the
    series. All music show featuring Bobby and Peggy Lee in concert. Bobby sings: "For Once in My Life," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," "Bridge
    Over Troubled Water," "Midnight Special," "I Heard That Lonesome Whistle" among others. Songs with Peggy: "Just Friends," "Something to Remember You By," "Skylark," "Spring Is Here," "Long Ago and Far Away."

  • April 30, 1957: Bobby copyrights "Wear My Ring," co-written with Don Kirshner.

  • April 30, 1966: "Mame" debuts on the Billboard Charts. Bobby's Atlantic single #2329
    would peak at #53 and chart for 7 weeks.

  • April, 1959: Bobby guest-hosted The Big Beat while Alan Freed was away.

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

  • April, 1971: Bobby's first single for Motown released. "Melodie," Motown #1183.


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SOURCES: That's All: Bobby Darin on Record, Stage and Screen, by Jeff Bleiel.
Booklet from The Bobby Darin Collection: As Long As I'm Singing.
Booklet from Bobby Darin: The Capitol Collectors
Series.
Booklet from Bobby Darin: The Unreleased Capitol Sides.
LP chart information courtesy of Eric D. Sweenor.


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