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Monday, August 22, 2016

Gone Before 40

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

(Complications during heart surgery -- 1973)

He was an American singer, songwriter, and actor of film and television. He performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock, jazz, folk, and country.

He started as a songwriter for Connie Francis, and recorded his own first million-seller "Splish Splash" in 1958. This was followed by "Dream Lover", "Mack the Knife", and "Beyond the Sea", which brought him world fame.

In 1962, he won a Golden Globe for his first film Come September, co-starring his first wife, Sandra Dee.

Darin fue uno de los cantantes más populares e ídolo de adolescentes de las décadas de 1950 y 1960.

Conocido también por su actividad polifacética, interpretó bastantes géneros musicales como el folk, country, pop y jazz y trabajó como actor en varias películas, llegando a estar nominado a un Óscar en 1963 por su papel de soldado en Capitán Newman M.D.

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