Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are still facing a serious situation but a new year gives us hope for the new days, seasons, opportunities & moments ahead. Still, music is something that will never change for me. It is my refuge, the most comforting part of my life & the one thing I consistently count on. So until a more normal semblance of life returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
Bobby Darin was born 85 years ago in NYC on May 14, 1936 as Walden Robert Cassotto. He grew up playing several instruments & developing his voice to prepare himself for a career in music. He started writing songs in 1955 at the Brill Building and eventually caught the attention of powerhouse music executive Ahmet Ertegun. By 1958 Darin had his first hit with “Splish Splash” and he was off.
His music evolved over the years taking him from the bubble gum pop sound of his first hit to his cover of Tim Hardin’s “If I Were A Carpenter” (Day 125) in 1966. He also starred in films & several TV specials & became half of one of the first supercouples when he married actress Sandra Dee in 1960. Darin died much too young at age 37 in 1973 but he left behind a legacy as a performer in all genres of entertainment because he did it all unbelievably well.
“Someday I don’t know how
I hope she’ll hear my plea
Some way I don’t know how
She’ll bring her love to me“.
Bobby Darin circa 1962. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Bobby Darin: “Dream Lover” (1959, written by Bobby Darin).
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