Sunday, May 14, 2017

Why I Love Bobby Darin


Happy Mother's Day to all of the retro lovin' moms out there! Not only is it Mother's Day, but it also would have been Bobby Darin's 81st birthday today. Rather then share the love for my favorite retro idol of all time in a written blog post, I thought I'd make a video for the seemingly abandoned Go Retro YouTube channel instead. Honestly, I could take all day about why I idolize this man and I even forgot to mention a few other points in the video, but you'll get my drift. (Keep in mind if you're reading this post on your email because you subscribed to receive updates that the video will not be embedded below; you'll have to visit the blog or the YouTube channel directly.)

And yes, I have some new posts coming your way soon!

5 comments:

  1. He even did a Rolling Stones song that is probably not that well known (Backstreet Girl).

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    1. Indeed, he did...he was a huge Rolling Stones fan and loved the Beatles as well. Dean Martin supposedly hated rock and roll, but Bobby embraced all types of music and whoever was on the charts. I can't help but think had he lived another decade he would have dug some of the '80s artists as well.

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  2. Pam -

    What book would you recommend to read about his life? I take it there may be more than one.

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    1. The one I read and enjoyed is called "Dream Lovers: The Magnificent Shattered Lives of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee" written by their son, Dodd Darin. He doesn't sugarcoat their faults, but it's still an informative and loving tribute to his parents. There actually aren't too many books where Darin is the subject. There's another biography that came out in 2010 called "Roman Candle: The Life of Bobby Darin" which I have not read yet.

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