The Darin Invasion was a syndicated television special that aired October 1971. Taped in Canada
October 1970, the variety hour featured Bobby and his guests George Burns, Linda Ronstadt, The Poppy Family and
One highlight of the program was Bobby and George Burns singing "I Ain't Got Nobody" and performing their soft show
routine they first performed in Las Vegas.
In the original version of the program, Bobby and Pat Carroll acted in a short comedy sketch. (This was edited out of the DVD version that is now available.)
The best part of the program was, of course, Bobby's singing. His numbers included "Higher and Higher," "Hi-De-Ho," "If I
Were a Carpenter" and "Simple Song of Freedom." Bobby also accompanied
Linda Ronstadt on the guitar during her solo of "Long, Long Time." Mr. Darin also appeared in full makeup and costume as
the character Fagin from the musical Oliver! and sang "Reviewing the Situation."
At the time of the taping, Bobby was very ill, but as usual, his audience could never see it. A few
months later he underwent his first open heart operation.