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Died On This Date (December 20, 1973) Bobby Darin / Celebrated Pop Singer

Posted by themusicsover on December 20, 2009

Bobby Darin (Born Walden Cassotto)
May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973

bobby-darinBobby Darin was a pop singer and actor who scored numerous charting hits during a career that spanned from the mid ’50s until his death in 1973.  He was of the Frank Sinatra mold in that he could interpret songs no matter what the genre and could also hold his own as an actor.  He is best known for the hits, “Splish Splash,” “Beyond The Sea,” “If I Was A Carpenter,” and “Mack The Knife,” which sold over a million copies and earned him a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1960.  He was also named Best New Artist that same year.  As an actor, he is best remembered for his Academy Award Nominated supporting role in 1963’s Captain Newman, MD.  He continued to record and act through the ’60s, but his health was starting to go south by the time the ’70s hit.   On December 20, 1973, Bobby Darin, died from complications immediately following heart surgery.  He was just 37.

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2 Responses to “Died On This Date (December 20, 1973) Bobby Darin / Celebrated Pop Singer”

  1. Joy Cash said

    Bobby Darin was one of the greatest entertainers of all time and we lost his amazing talent much too early. Bobby Darin will receive his third Grammy on January 31, 2010…the much deserved LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD!

  2. jeff said

    I’m a huge fan of
    Bobby Darin..
    I sing his songs
    in karaoke quite
    often..

    Bobby is a legend
    among the legends..
    I consider him one
    of the all time bests..
    greats…

    God bless you Bobby..
    You are GREATLY MISSED..
    You will never be forgotton..

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