Bobby Darin

March Timeline

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

  • March 10, 1956: BD makes his TV debut on the Stage Show (hosted by the Dorsey
    Brothers) singing "Rock Island Line."

  • March 5, 1959: Bobby records "Dream Lover" in New York.

  • March 1960: BD plays Britain with Duane Eddy, Clyde McPhatter; some audience
    members boo Darin's non-rock-n-roll material.

  • March 7, 1960: This Is Darin enters the LP charts, will eventually reach number 6.

  • March 19, 1960: Bobby appears on the Dick Clark Beechnut Show.

  • March 17, 1961: Bobby appears on the Jackie Gleason Show.

  • March 23, 1963: "You're the Reason I'm Living" hits number 3.

  • March 24, 1965: Bobby participates in a demonstration (with Dick Gregory, Harry
    Belafonte, Peter Paul and Mary) protesting voting discrimination in
    Montgomery, Alabama.

  • March 7, 1966: Bobby appears in the Run for Your Life (projected series) TV pilot;
    the episode is called "It's a Sweet Life" (with Eve Arden).

  • March 2, 1967: Rodgers and Hart Today airs on ABC TV with Bobby, Petula Clark,
    The Supremes, the Mamas & Papas and Count Basie.

  • March 7, 1967: Sandra Dee is awarded a default divorce from Bobby.

  • March 27, 1968: Bobby appears on the The Merv Griffin Show.

  • March 12, 1970: Bobby appears on NBC's Burlesque Is Alive and Living in Beautiful Downtown Burbank.

  • March 6, 1972: Bobby is a guest on The Tonight Show.

  • March 9, 1972: Bobby is a guest on the David Frost Show.

  • March 14, 1972: Bobby is a presenter with Aretha Franklin on the "14th Annual
    GRAMMY® Awards."

  • March 2, 1973: Bobby welcomes Elke Sommer, Donald O'Connor and PDQ Bach to
    The Bobby Darin Show.

  • March 16, 1973: Bobby is a guest on the television show, The Midnight Special.

  • March 23, 1973: Bobby welcomes Sid Caesar, Dusty Springfield and Jackie Joseph to
    The Bobby Darin Show.

  • March 30, 1973: Bobby welcomes Andy Griffith, Connie Stevens and Eric Weissberg & Steve
    Mandel to The Bobby Darin Show.

  • March 15, 2013: Bobby is inducted into the America's Pop Music Hall of Fame.
    (Thanks to Cathy Merra for this information.)

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