Bobby Darin

October Timeline

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

  • October 1957: Darin appears at the Apollo Theatre.

  • October 2,3, 1959: Bobby was "Special Guest" at the First Annual Jazz Festival held
    at the Hollywood Bowl.

  • October 3-19, 1958: Bobby tours with the fall edition of the BIGGEST SHOW OF STARS
    with stops scheduled in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York,
    North Carolina, Virginia and Canada. Other artists on the tour include Buddy Holly and
    The Crickets, Dion and The Belmonts, Jimmy Clanton, Frankie Avalon, Clyde McPhatter,
    Jack Scott, The Coasters, Bobby Freeman, The Danleers, The Olympics, The Elegants,
    and Little Anthony & The Imperials.

  • October 5, 1959: "Mack the Knife" hits number 1 & stays there for 9 weeks.
    That's All enters Billboard's LP chart; it reaches number 7 & charts for 52 weeks.

  • October 5, 1959: Darin guest stars on the television show, Hennesey. The episode is
    entitled "Hennesey Meets Honeyboy."

  • October 6, 1959: Darin becomes the youngest artist to ever headline at the Sands
    in Las Vegas.

  • October 3, 1960: Darin appears on the "Bob Hope Buick Show," an NBC television

  • October 17, 1960: Darin at the Copa LP enters chart and will eventually reach #9.

  • October, 1962: Dick Clark interviews Bobby on American Bandstand.

  • October 3, 1962: Bobby is a guest on The Tonight Show.

  • October 17, 1962: Bobby is a guest on The Mike Douglas Show.

  • October 18, 1962: Bobby appears on the Merv Griffin Show.

  • October 19, 1963: Bobby appears on the Jerry Lewis Show.

  • October 1963: Bobby announces his decision to leave nightclub performing to devote
    more time to T.M. Music, movies & family; he opens his last Vegas performance on
    October 24th at the Flamingo.

  • October 4, 1964: Bobby appears on Wagon Train; the title of the episode is
    "The John Gillman Story."

  • October 9, 1964: Darin is a guest on the Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre. The episode
    title is "Murder in the First."

  • October 11, 1965: Bobby appears on the Steve Lawrence Show.

  • October 8, 1966: "If I Were a Carpenter" enters the top 40.

  • October 9, 1966: Bobby appears on the Andy Williams Show with Anthony Newley.

  • October 4, 1967: Bobby hosts a Kraft Music Hall special on NBC entitled
    "Give My Regards to Broadway."

  • October 14, 1968: Bobby appears on Laugh In.

  • October 29, 1968: Bobby appears on The Jerry Lewis Show.

  • October 30, 1968: Bobby Darin debuts his new protest song "Long Line Rider"
    at the Cocoanut Grove; BD changes from a tuxedo to denim jacket at mid-show.

  • October 2, 1969: "Bob" Darin makes his TV debut; he sings "Distractions"
    on the Tom Jones Show.

  • October 1971: Bobby hosts his own special, The Darin Invasion.

  • October 5, 1971: Bobby appears on the television series, Ironside. The episode
    is entitled "The Gambling Game."

  • October 24, 2010: Fans' Entertainment Hall of Fame honors Bobby for his
    excellence in entertainment. Bobby's "Whatta band!" members Tommy Amato
    and Billy McCubbin accepted the award for Bobby.

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