Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin in Singing Show

The Sydney Morning Herald – November 25, 1968

Singing star Bobby Darin, who arrived in Australia last week, will be featured
in an hour-long program on ATN Channel 7 tomorrow night at 7:30.


The program is titled “Bobby Darin at the Silver Spade” and, as the title implies, is a video of the singer at work in Sydney’s Chevron Hotel.

Darin has made several visits to Australia and has headed the bill at Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and other American entertainment “resorts.”

In tomorrow night’s program, Darin will be seen as a singer and also as an actor, impressionist and musician. During the show he will do impressions of folk-singer Bob Dylan and sing “Talk to the Animals,” made famous by British actor Rex Harrison.

Darin also has “spots” on the guitar and piano and also appears in several dance sequences. Among the songs Darin will sing during the show are “Mack the Knife,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” and “Let the Good Times Roll.”

Bobby Darin has established himself as a popular singer and versatile star of show business. He recently signed a contract for $1m with the Frontier Hotel on the Las Vegas strip.

Channel 7’s mobile control centre and a team of technicians will be setting up for the recording at the Silver Spade a day or more before the Darin performance. The show will take place before an audience of top personalities.

The aim of the recording at the Silver Spade is to capture the atmosphere of a big nightclub audience and the excitement injected by the performance of one of the world’s great entertainers.

Channel 7’s last telecast of this nature showed Shirley Bassey in action before a nightclub audience and was popular with viewers.


(Thanks to Shiying for this article.)


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