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A celebration of one of the most versatile singers in the history of popular music

Leo Green celebrates one of the most versatile singers in the history of popular music, retracing the life of Bobby Darin.

Bobby Darin was the very first artist to have more than one musical identity - to some he was a Rock 'n' Roll Star, to others he was the Smooth Swinging Crooner. Some regard him as one of the great Country singers and his Americana Protest Songs and Folk recordings remain some of the finest of the genre. He was also one of the first Artists to set up his own Record label purely to release his own, self-penned material.
Leo Green re traces the life of a performer who famously said " I'd like to be a legend by the time I'm 25" . Darin suffered chronic ill health and a was part of a family tree that hid his true origins for decades The woman he thought was his mother turned out to be his Grandmother and the girl he though was his sister, was eventually revealed to be his Mother. Nobody knows who Darin's father was, but we do know that one of his Grandparents was of Italian descent and was English.

Darin's legacy includes some of greatest recordings of rock n roll, rhythm and blues, country, folk and standard and show tunes ever made and his amazing professional life became a template for everyone that followed.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Bobby Darin

    Beyond The Sea

    • 1960 British Hit Parade: Britain's Greatest Hits Volume 9 Part 1: CD1.
    • Acrobat Music.
    • 21.
  • Bobby Darin

    Blowin' In The Wind

    • The Capitol Years CD1.
    • EMI Records Limited.
    • 21.
  • Bobby Darin

    Splish Splash

    • American Rock 'N' Roll Classics Volume 3.
    • Warner Music UK Limited.
    • 1.
  • Bobby Darin

    Queen Of The Hop

    • The Bobby Darin Collection CD1: The Rock 'N' Roll Years.
    • 3.
  • Bobby Darin

    Dream Lover

    • The Wonderful World Of Bobby Darin.
    • Warner Music UK Limited.
    • 4.
  • Bobby Darin

    Mack the Knife

    • Radio 2: Songs Of The Century CD1.
    • Warner Music UK Limited.
    • 16.
  • Bobby Darin

    I Can't Give You Anything But Love

    • This Is Darin.
    • Warner Music UK Limited.
    • 12.
  • Bobby Darin And Johnny Mercer

    Who Takes Care Of The Caretaker's Daughter

    • Two Of A Kind.
    • Rhino Atlantic.
    • 11.
  • Bobby Darin And Johnny Mercer

    Two Of A Kind

    • Two Of A Kind.
    • Rhino Atlantic.
    • 1.
  • Bobby Darin

    How About You

    • The Bobby Darin Collection CD2: The Pop Years- Part 1.
    • NFI.
    • 19.
  • Bobby Darin

    Eighteen Yellow Roses

    • The Capitol Years CD3.
    • EMI.
    • 5.
  • Bobby Darin

    Things

    • The Ultimate.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 12.
  • Bobby Darin

    Multiplication

    • The Bobby Darin Collection CD1: The Rock 'N' Roll Years.
    • Rhino/Warner Bros.
    • 15.
  • Bobby Darin

    The Right Time

    • The Bobby Darin Collection CD1: The Rock 'N' Roll Years.
    • Rhino/Warner Bros.
    • 17.
  • Bobby Darin

    What'd I Say

    • The Bobby Darin Collection CD1: The Rock 'N' Roll Years.
    • Rhino/Warner Bros.
    • 16.
  • Bobby Darin

    A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square

    • The Capitol Years Disc 1.
    • EMI Gold Imports.
    • 9.
  • Bobby Darin

    Oh Lonesome Me

    • The Capitol Years CD1.
    • EMI Gold Imports.
    • 10.
  • Bobby Darin

    Mary Don't You Weep

    • Live Fron Las Vegas.
    • Capitol records Inc.
    • 12.
  • Bobby Darin

    Where Have All The Flowers Gone

    • The Capitol Years CD2.
    • EMI Records Limited.
    • 18.
  • Bobby Darin

    Don't Think Twice, It's Alright

    • The Capitol Years CD1.
    • EMI Gold Imports.
    • 20.
  • Bobby Darin

    What A Difference A Day Makes

    • The Wonderful World Of Bobby Darin.
    • REMEMBER.
    • 10.
  • Bobby Darin

    Call Me Irresponsible

    • And The Winner Is..Capitol Sings The Best Movie Songs.
    • EMI Records Limited.
    • 22.
  • Bobby Darin

    Days Of Wine And Roses

    • Classic Darin.
    • PAIR.
    • 6.
  • Bobby Darin

    If I Were A Carpenter

    • The Wonderful World Of Bobby Darin.
    • Demon Music Group Ltd.
    • 24.
  • Bobby Darin

    Don't Rain On My Parade

    • The Bobby Darin Collection CD3: The Pop Years- Part 2.
    • Crimson Productions Ltd.
    • 20.
  • Bobby Darin

    Reason To Believe

    • The Very Best Of Bobby Darin 1966-1969.
    • Demon Music Group Ltd.
    • 3.
  • Bobby Darin

    Darling Be Home Soon

    • If I Were A Carpenter/Inside Out.
    • Demon Music Group Ltd.
    • 13.
  • Bobby Darin

    I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

    • The Complete Motown Singles Vol11B 1971.
    • Hip-O / Hip-O Select.
    • 9.
  • Bobby Darin

    Mack the Knife

    • Bobby Darin:Aces Back to Back.
    • Hyena Records.
    • 19.

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