Bobby Darin - A life story: from a difficult childhood to becoming a legend
Bobby Darin was a talented singer and actor of Italian descent. He is said to be one of the most popular jazz and rock 'n' roll performers at the turn of the century. 1950-х и 1960-х years. This man was famous for masterfully combining several genres in his performance, including rock 'n' roll and blues! Darin also excelled on the big screen, with 12 films to his credit. He has appeared in The Songwriters Hall of FameIn his lifetime he said that his dream was to "remain in the memory of his listeners as a great performer of his time". He succeeded. But today we decided to talk not so much about his merits as about his difficult and unfairly short fate....
A difficult childhood
Walden Robert "Bobby" Cassotto. was born in 1936 in New York City. He grew up not only in poverty, but also in in lies: the boy was sure that the people involved in his upbringing were his parents! But they weren't. As it later turned out, he was the grandson of a crime boss Frank Costelloand his real mother was Ninathe girl he thought was his sister. SamNina had become pregnant very early in life and she and Polly had decided that it would be best for her to take on the role of mother. Nina became pregnant very early, and she and Polly decided that it would be better if she took on the role of mother. It was PollyA former vaudeville performer inspired young Bobby to become an artist like Frank Sinatra... Later the lie was revealed, but who was his real father the boy never knew. didn't recognise.
Darin was very emaciated and painful as a child. In his early childhood, he had several experiences rheumatismwhich had a negative impact on his health. At the age of 8, he was diagnosed with a heart defect. The doctor said it was unlikely that the boy would live to see the end of his life up to 16... But instead of oppression, Bobby saw it as a challenge! The death sentence literally became the anvil on which he forged his ambitions.
The Road to Olympus
As a child, Bobby learned play on several musical instruments, and soon began to perform with his school group. At the age of 16, he and his friends took a job at a Catskill summer resort. It was a valuable expertise.
After graduating from high school, Darin studied for a while in the Hunter College. But! Music And soon he began to write songs. Eventually he signed a contract with Atco. A dazzling story began ....
Moving from small cafes to professional recording in the late 1950s, Darin flopped with his early singles. However, in 1958. "Splish Splash."which he is reputed to have written in the course of 12 minutesand it was a big hit.
Other hit singles followed, but, not wanting to remain a teen sensation, Darin changed tactics: at the 1959 year he began recording adult standards in the style of Frank Sinatra. His first such work was "Mack The Knife".
Though other hits followed, including. "Beyond the Sea" (1960)precisely "The Ballad of Mackey Knife." became Darin's calling card and helped him win two Grammys!
The last years of his life
In the 1960s, while pursuing a film career, Darin explored many styles before joining folk rock. In 1966, he released a cover of Tim Hardin's hit song "If I Were a Carpenter."but later his musical fortune left him....
His fame waned, and in the 1973-м the artist's heart stopped. The legendary performer died on 20 December from heart failure. At the time of his death he was only 37... Many years later, in 1990, he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Shortly before his death, the artist divorced his wife Andrea. According to those close to him, he wanted to safeguard her pain and suffering...
One last thing
Despite the fact that this man is long gone from us, his music continues to live and prosper! Bobby Darin's songs can often be heard in the filmsand, in fact, you can watch films with his direct participation: "Come September," "Captain Newman, M.D." and others. Obviously: this man's dream has come true - he continues to be the great genius of his era...