Bobby Darin in London
with his outstanding talent, showmanship and stage presence. Bobby also demonstrated his
versatility in this hour with his singing, impressions, acting
and playing the guitar and piano.
BBC and broadcast in London in May of 1967. The concert was also recorded and
released by Atlantic Records on the album Something Special. Later some tracks of this record
appeared on the CDs Rare Performances and From Sea to Sea.
Written by Bill Harry, his feelings sum up the magic of Mr. Darin that was felt by his fans in London
and all over the world.
There is only one Bobby Darin - only one guy whose eyes twinkle with such expression, whose eyes
twinkle with smiles or thoughts. Those eyes. Bobby Darin's eyes. Yes, they're quite unique.
Bobby Darin the man of magic, whose voice has enchanted, cast a spell - and yet where does the
magic come from? There are many people with gold-plated tonsils, but Bobby beats them all.
that soft, wonderful Geraldine Chaplin - and he stayed in London. Why? Because Darin and London clicked in such a way that Italian resturants stood up and became more Italian in his presence,
the swinging 'in' clubs seemed to preen in his presence.
and intimate, to take wine and spaghetti with his friends, and a dusty guitar on the wall would
take on a new life when he took it down and played "Eighteen Yellow Roses" - and when he did tears would fall from many eyes, because here was feeling that wafted in the air.
And London became a warmer city with Darin. Moving from a cold hotel he settled in a house ... and
what a house. Many floored. Tastefully decorated - and with a stereophonic record player that
brought to life the world's greatest classical music. Classical music? Bobby's love in his
life - one of his love's, along with his son, whom he adores.
a trip to Paris to perform for UNICEF. London fog -- beloved of fiction -- droops down
and stops all flights. So over to the restaurant for some wine and food - and Darin proves
his love of humanity. There are Indians and Chinese and scousers and Negroes and
travellers from all corners - and he's with them laughing and smiling and they love him.
a friend, someone to talk to.
dominated people, deprived people, people who can't fend for themselves. If he could he would fend
for them. He's a politically conscious person. He feels politics and is concerned - and quite
rightfully he feels other people should be concerned. For this is life.
produced by Stuart Morris at the close of 1966, the show was screened on May 20th, 1967.
Here is the aural souvenir of that show, with "Don't Rain On My Parade,"
"I Wish I Were in Love Again," "One for My Baby," "Once Upon a Time" and more.
Can you believe that this magic songster is the little guy who fought his way from the
slums of New York, the guy who started his career making TV jingles? Yes, you can believe it
because in this world anything can happen if people believe in people.
the best I have seen was the copy below which is from Danny's Records and Videos.
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