Born in , Bobby Darin moved from performing in New York City coffeehouses into recording in the late s. In , "Splish Splash," a novelty song he wrote relatively quickly, became an international hit. He then recorded adult-oriented tracks, hitting it big with "Mack the Knife" and earning two Grammys. Born on May 14, , in the Bronx, New York, entertainer Bobby Darin reached the heights of fame in his all-too-brief life.
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Severe rheumatic fever as a child scarred his heart and led to an overprotected and pampered childhood. He was the focal point of a family that fostered and encouraged his love of music. His music career started out with writing songs and taking demos around to different music producers. It was a huge hit and eventually would sell over one million copies.
He performed jazz, pop, rock and roll, folk, swing, and country music. He started his career as a songwriter for Connie Francis. He recorded his first million-selling single, " Splish Splash ", in During the s, he became more politically active and worked on Robert F. Kennedy 's Democratic presidential campaign.
Legendary entertainer Bobby Darin had a wide range of talent. He also fought rheumatic fever as a child, which damaged his heart and plagued him throughout his life. As a result of these obstacles, he worked extremely hard to overcome them. Knowing his life would not be a long one, his ambition to succeed was fueled by an overwhelming desire to make it big in show business. Bobby Darin was the first young singer to bridge the single record and album gap between the teenage and adult buying public. Darin appeared in Las Vegas with his close friend Mr. George Burns in , and began an exciting nightclub career. Bobby not only sang, but did impressions and played several instruments in his concerts. He was popular with adults and teenagers alike at the clubs, breaking attendance records and performing to standing room only crowds.