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
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
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
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
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!)