Bobby Darin

January Timeline

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

  • January 17, 1956: Bobby and Don Kirshner copyright their first song.

  • January 10, 1959: Bobby appears on the Dick Clark Beechnut Show.

  • January 3, 1960: Bobby and Connie Francis sing together ("You're the Top") on
    the Ed Sullivan Show.

  • January 11, 1960: Darin is profiled by Shana Alexander in Life Magazine.

  • January 31, 1961: The special Bobby Darin and Friends airs on NBC.

  • January 6, 1963: Bobby appears on the game show, Password.

  • January 29, 1963: Bobby appears on the Steve Allen Show.

  • January 28, 1964: Bobby appears on the Jack Benny Show.

  • January 11, 1965: Bobby appears on the Andy Williams Show with Vic Damone.

  • January 18, 1965: Bobby performs at an LBJ Inaugural Gala, singing an unknown
    song that he writes while traveling by train to the Washington D.C. event.
    Picture of the President Johnson Inaugural Gala Program.
    (Thank you Joy Cash for the program.)

  • January 31, 1965: Bobby appears on the game show, What's My Line?

  • January 1966: Bobby returns to nightclub performing after a two and a half year
    hiatus. He appears at the Flamingo in Las Vegas.

  • January 10, 1966: Bobby appears on the Andy Williams Show with Eddie Fisher.
    Bobby, Andy and Eddie sing a rousing rendition of "Do Re Mi."

  • January 19, 1967: Bobby appears on And Debbie Makes Six, a Debbie Reynolds TV

  • January 10, 1968: Bobby hosts a Kraft Music Hall special: "A Grand Night for Swinging."

  • January 15, 1968: Bobby guest stars on the Danny Thomas Show in an episode
    entitled "The Cage."

  • January 29-31, 1968: Darin co-hosts The Mike Douglas Show.

  • January 2, 1969: Darin returns to the Copa with a four piece band & performs
    "Long Line Rider." Copa table card.
    (Thanks Shiying for sharing the table card.)

  • January 22, 1969: Bobby hosts a Kraft Music Hall special: "Sounds of the Sixties."

  • January 31, 1969: Darin is prohibited from singing "Long Line Rider" on the
    Jackie Gleason Show. He walks off the set.

  • January 28, 1970: Bobby appears on the syndicated television series, Della.

  • January 21, 1971: Bobby sings "Lazy River" and "If I Were a Carpenter" on the
    Flip Wilson Show.

  • January 13, 1972: Bobby sings "Mack the Knife" and "Simple Song of Freedom" on the
    Flip Wilson Show.

  • January 16, 1973: Plans for the "Bobby Darin International Chess Classic" are
    announced in New York. It's to be "the richest chess tournament ever!"

  • January 19, 1973: The Bobby Darin Show debuts on NBC.

  • January 26, 1973: Bobby welcomes guests Helen Reddy and David Steinberg to The
    Bobby Darin Show
    . Picture of a ticket for this show.
    (Thanks Shiying for this ticket.)

  • January 29, 1973: Bobby is a guest on The Tonight Show.

  • January 17, 1990: Bobby Darin is inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame.

  • January 31, 2010: Bobby is honored with the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award!
    (Thanks to Ester Toribio for this link.)

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