Bobby Darin

For the Month of
January


  • January 2, 1969: Darin returns to the Copa with a four piece band;
    performs "Long Line Rider."

  • January 3, 1960: Bobby appears on The Ed Sullivan Show.

  • January 6, 1963: Bobby appears on Password, hosted by
    Allen Ludden.

  • January 6, 1973: "Happy" debuts on Billboard's Singles Chart. The Motown
    single (# 1217) would peak at # 67 and chart for 8 weeks.

  • January 9, 1999: New York Sheet Music Society Tribute to Bobby.

  • January 10, 1959: Bobby appears on Dick Clark's Beechnut Show.

  • January 10, 1966: Bobby appears on The Andy Williams Show.

  • January 10, 1968: Airdate for Kraft Music Hall: A Grand Night for Swinging.
    Bobby is the host with guests Bobbie Gentry, Bobby Van and George Kirby.
    Bobby sings "Talk to the Animals" and "Mack the Knife" among other songs.

  • January 11, 1960: Darin is profiled by Shana Alexander in Life Magazine.

  • January 11, 1965: Bobby appears The Andy Williams Show.

  • January 12, 1961: "Wait a Minute," co-written with Don Kirshner, is copyrighted.

  • January 13, 1972: Bobby appears on The Flip Wilson Show.

  • January 14, 1961: Bobby records "Look for My True Love" and "Oo-Ee-Train" for ATCO.

  • January 14, 1963: Bobby records "I Heard That Lonesome Whistle" and "Sally Was a
    Good Old Girl."
    Both would appear on the Capitol LP (# 1866) You're the Reason I'm Living.

  • January 14, 1967: "Lovin' You" debuts on Billboard's Singles Chart. The Atlantic
    single (# 2376) would peak at # 32 and chart for 8 weeks.

  • January 15, 1968: Bobby appears on The Danny Thomas Show, in the episode titled "The Cage."

  • January 16, 1973: Plans for "Bobby Darin International Chess Classic" are
    announced in New York; to be "the richest chess tournament ever."

  • January 17, 1956: Bobby and Don Kirshner copyright their first song, "Bubblegum Pop."

  • January 17, 1990: Bobby Darin is inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

  • January 18, 1960: "Beyond the Sea" debuts on Billboard's Singles Chart. The ATCO
    single (# 6158) would peak at # 6 and chart for 14 weeks.

  • January 18, 1962: Bobby records "What I'd Say" Part 1 & 2 for ATCO.
    (These were edited from session # 5805).

  • January 18, 1965: Bobby performs at an LBJ Inaugural Gala.

  • January 18, 1968: Bobby copyrights "Everywhere I Go," "I'm Gonna Love You,"
    "Long Time Movin'" and "Prison of Your Love."

  • January 19, 1963: "You're the Reason I'm Living" debuts on Billboard's Singles Chart.
    The Capitol single (# 4897) would peak at # 3 and chart for 14 weeks.

  • January 19, 1967: Airdate for the TV Special And Debbie Makes Six. Debbie Reynolds
    starred with Bobby as her guest, along with Bob Hope, Jim Nabors and others.

  • January 19, 1973: Airdate for the NBC TV Series The Bobby Darin Show. Bobby's
    summer show returned with guest Burl Ives, Dyan Cannon and Flip Wilson. Bobby
    sings "Once in a Lifetime," "Sweet Caroline," "About a Quarter Till Nine," "Happy"
    and "Something" with Dyan Cannon.

  • January 21, 1971: Bobby appears on The Flip Wilson Show.

  • January 22, 1969: Airdate for the TV Special Kraft Music Hall: Sounds Of The Sixties.
    Bobby is the host with guests Buddy Rich, Judy Collins, Stevie Wonder and
    Laura Nyro. Bobby sings "Long Line Rider," "Splish Splash" among other songs.

  • January 24, 1958: Bobby records "Brand New House," "You Never Called," "All the
    Way Home" and "Actions Speak Louder Than Words" for ATCO.

  • January 25, 26, 27 1960: The sessions for the songs that would appear on
    ATCO's LP (#33-124) It's You or No One are recorded.

  • January 26, 1959: "Plain Jane" debuts on Billboard's Singles Chart. The ATCO
    single (# 6133) would peak at # 38 and chart for 9 weeks.

  • January 26, 1961: Bobby copyrights "Save a Sinking Heart," co-written with Al Byron.

  • January 26, 1973: Airdate for the NBC TV Series The Bobby Darin Show. Bobby
    welcomed guest Helen Reddy and David Steinberg. Bobby sings "Born Free,"
    "Caravan," "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight."

  • January 27, 1962: Twist With Bobby Darin debuts on Billboard's LP's Chart. The
    ATCO LP (# 33-138) would peak at # 48 and chart for 31 weeks.

  • January 27, 1967: Bobby copyrights "Amy."

  • January 28, 1964: Bobby appears on The Jack Benny Show.

  • January 28, 1970: Bobby appears on the syndicated television series, Della.

  • January 29, 1963: Bobby appears on the Steve Allen Show.

  • January 29-31, 1968: Darin co-hosts The Mike Douglas Show.

  • January 29, 1973: Bobby appears on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

  • January 31, 1961: Airdate for the TV special Bobby Darin and Friends. Bobby
    hosts his first TV special with guests Bob Hope and Joanie Sommers.

  • January 31, 1965: Bobby appears on the game show, What's My Line?

  • January 31, 1969: Darin is prohibited from singing "Long Line Rider" on
    Jackie Gleason TV show. Walks off set.

  • January 31, 2010: Bobby is honored with the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award!

  • January, 1966: Bobby returns to nightclub performing after a two and a half year
    hiatus; appears at Flamingo in Las Vegas.


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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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