Bobby Darin

For the Month of

  • May 1, 1962: Bobby copyrights "Daydreamer," co-written with Jimmy Boyd.

  • May 1, 1962: Bobby copyrights "Made in the Shade."

  • May 2, 1959: Bobby appears on The Dick Clark's Beechnut Show.

  • May 5, 1965: Bobby records the Capitol single #5443 "When I Get Home."

  • May 6, 1960: Bobby copyrights "She's Tanfastic."

  • May 6, 1962: Bobby appears on The Ed Sullivan Show.

  • May 7-17, 1959: Bobby opens for George Burns at Harrah's, Lake Tahoe.

  • May 10, 1966: Bobby records the Atlantic LP #8126 In a Broadway Bag.

  • May 11, 1963: "Eighteen Yellow Roses" debuts on the Billboard Charts. Bobby's Capitol
    single #4970 would peak at #10 and chart for 10 weeks.

  • May 12, 1960: Darin is featured in a cover story in the jazz magazine Down Beat.

  • May 12, 1962: Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles debuts on the Billboard LP Charts. Bobby's
    ATCO LP #33-140 would peak at #96 and chart for 11 weeks.

  • May 12, 1965: Bobby copyrights "When I Get Home," co-written with Russell Alquist.

  • May 12, 1969: Bobby copyrights "Song for a Dollar" and "Me & Mr. Hohner."

  • May 12, 1970: At an anti-war demonstration, Bobby addresses a crowd of mostly USC students) at City Hall in Los Angeles. He announces "Phone for Peace," urges crowd to
    phone White House.

  • May 13 - 18, 1969: Darin plays the Troubadour, L.A. with four piece band, sings songs
    from Direction LPs and debuts "Simple Song of Freedom."

  • May 13, 1969: Bobby guest stars on The Joey Bishop Show.

  • May 14, 1936: Walden Robert Cassotto (Bobby Darin) is born.

  • May 14, 1999: Bobby Darin Day in the Bronx.

  • May 14, 2007: Bobby receives his STAR on Las Vegas Walk of Stars.

  • May 15, 1968: Bobby appears at The Cave Theatre Restaurant in Vancouver.

  • May 16, 1964: "Milord" debuts on the Billboard Charts. Bobby's ATCO single #6297 would peak at #45 and chart for 9 weeks.

  • May 19, 1959: Bobby records "The Breeze and I," "My Gal Sal," "The Gal That Got Away," "Down with Love," "Sunday Kind of Love," "Pete Kelly's Blues," "Since My Love Was Gone" and "Black Coffee" for ATCO. Some of these recordings would appear on the LP #33-115 "This Is Darin".

  • May 19, 1962: Bobby performed at President Kennedy's Birthday Salute

  • May 20, 1967: Bobby Darin in London aired in England.

  • May 20, 1967: Gunfight in Abilene opens.

  • May 21, 1959: Bobby records "The Lamp Is Low," "Caravan," "Don't Dream of Anybody but Me" and "Have You Got Any Castles, Baby" for ATCO. All but "The Lamp Is Low" would appear on the LP This Is Darin.

  • May 21, 1970: "Bobby" (instead of "Bob") is back at the Landmark in Las Vegas, returns "Mack the Knife" into show.

  • May 22, 1961: The ATCO LP The Bobby Darin Story debuted on Billboard's LP chart. It
    peaked at #18 and charted for 42 weeks.

  • May 22, 1964: Bobby's "Boss Barracuda," co-written with Terry Melcher, was copyrighted.

  • May 23, 1960: The ATCO single #6167 "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey" made its debut
    on Billboard's singles chart. It peaked at #19 and charted for 11 weeks.

  • May 26, 1982: Bobby receives his STAR on Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • May 30, 1962: Hell Is for Heroes opens.

  • May 30, 1968: Bobby is the first performer at the new San Francisco supper club, Mr. D's.

  • May 31, 1958: Air date for the TV series Dick Clark's Beechnut Show. Bobby guest starred with Sheb Wooley and The Coasters. Bobby sang "Splish Splash."

  • May 31, 1959: Bobby appears on The Ed Sullivan Show.

  • May, 1957: Bobby records for ATCO "Wear My Ring," "Million Dollar Baby," "Talk to Me Something" and "Just in Case You Change Your Mind" in Nashville.

  • May, 1962: Bobby introduces "folk" segment into his act, accompanying himself on guitar
    for "Cottonfields," at the Copa.

  • May, 1968: Bobby campaigns for Robert Kennedy.

  • May 1970: Bobby takes out newspaper ads denouncing the U.S. invasion of Cambodia.

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