May 14, 1936 to Dec. 20, 1973
I mentioned at the beginning of the week that I've loved Bobby Darin and his music since I was seventeen. I dug out my journal from that era, and I thought I'd share the first three places that I mentioned him.
Tonight we watched a great movie called Gunfight in Abilene. You know, not only was Bobby Darin a good singer, but he was also a good actor. Made a great gunfighter.
After breakfast Mom, John, and I took the trash to the dump. On the way we heard Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife" on the radio!
I got a Bobby Darin tape at Media Play. "Mack the Knife" is soooo awesome! It's a live recording from a concert, and is way kool. The rest of the songs are good too.
Nine sentences. No idea that, nineteen years later, I'd own nearly forty CDs of his music, not to mention quite a few of his movies, and be dedicating my blog to him for a whole week. (Blogs didn't exist back then, anyway, but whatever.)
I salute my seventeen-year-old self, who may have had odd hair and a lot of questions about where life would take me, but who definitely knew a good thing when I saw and heard it.
|Me at 17|
I hope you've enjoyed this week of Bobby Darin wonderfulness. There's so much more that I could share, but for now, I'll leave you with the song he often used to close his live performances.