Bobby Darin

July Timeline

Here are some significant events in the life and
career of Bobby Darin for the month of July:

  • July 19, 1957: Bobby appears on the television series, The Big Beat.

  • July 19, 1958: Bobby appears on the Dick Clark Beechnut Show.

  • July 1959: On the national charts "Dream Lover" hits number 2.

  • July 1960: Bobby Darin performs for four nights at the Waikiki Shell in conjunction with the
    50th State Fair, along with 6-year-old pianist Ginny Tiu, Homer and Jethro, The Collins Kids
    and juggler Francis Brunn. Finger-snapping Bobby performs "Dream Lover," "High Hopes,"
    "I Got a Woman," "Beyond the Sea," "Splish Splash," Mack the Knife" and more. Tickets
    cost $3.50, $2.50, $1.50 and $1. Bobby split the bill with Harry Belefonte. Steve Blauner tells
    us,"I remember Harry telling me to take good care of Bobby, as he was a winner."
    (Thanks to C. Merra and Steve Blauner for this informaton.)

  • July 1962: Bobby signs with Capitol Records.

  • July 15, 1965: Bobby appears on The Merv Griffin Show.

  • July 15, 1966: Bobby appears on the television special Wayne and Shuster Take an
    Affectionate Look at George Burns.

  • July 21, 1966: Bobby appears on the television series, Mickey Finn's.

  • July 3, 1967: Bobby appears on Dateline: Hollywood.

  • July 18, 1968: Bobby announces the formation of his own label, Direction Records.

  • July 16, 1969: "Bob" Darin appears at the Bonanza in Las Vegas, performing protest
    material and "Simple Song of Freedom."

  • July 27-31, 1970: Darin co-hosts The Mike Douglas Show.

  • July 27, 1972: The Bobby Darin Amusement Company debuts for seven week run
    on NBC. Burt Reynolds and George Burns are guests on its debut.

  • July 18, 1973: Bobby Darin opens at the Hilton in Las Vegas.
    (Thank you Dodd, for sharing this Polaroid!)

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