Bobby Darin

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1990

Inducted by: Paul Anka

Nominated in: 1986   1987   1988   1989   1990

First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1994 (ranked #190) .

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Splish Splash (1958)
Mack The Knife (1959)
Beyond the Sea (1959)
Dream Lover (1959)
If I Were A Carpenter (1966)

Bobby Darin @ Wikipedia

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5 comments so far (post your own)

If he wasn't in by now, he probably wouldn't stand a chance of getting inducted today. He'd be considered a safe Elvis, or something like that. But what a great musician the man was. Great versatility. I've been listening to his "Happy" from Lady Sings The Blues and that is really a great song. He's also the main reason we've heard of Tim Hardin--by recording Tim's "If I Were A Carpenter" and by writing Tim's hit "Simple Song Of Freedom."

Thanks for all you gave us, Robert Walden Cassotto. R.I.P.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 04.12.09 @ 00:56am

Where would surfing and surf Music be with out him ... ?Not counting "splish splash I was taking a bath" {eary surf LOL}Is he the King of Surf.. ?? only Gidget knows 4 sho.. I will ak her when I see her...
Surfs UP!

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 09.7.09 @ 00:17am

bobby darin is the perfect example that "fun" artist should be in the hall of fame

Posted by tron on Sunday, 04.25.10 @ 11:25am

Walden Robert Perciville Cassotto was an incredibly versatile performer. If you listen to Splish Splash then Mack The Knife and then If I Were A Carpenter you think that they're 3 different guys. Alot of his stuff falls outside the rock & roll prototype though, so I kinda understand why it took 5 nominations for him to be inducted. He only had one #1 tune and if he didn't do Splish Splash and supported Republicans instead of RFK, he might have ended up not ever being inducted.

Posted by Arrow Man on Thursday, 12.30.10 @ 12:16pm

Splish Splash was a 1958 song, not 1957.

Posted by Florian on Tuesday, 10.29.13 @ 08:19am

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