Walden Robert Cassotto (May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973), better known as Bobby Darin, was an American pop singer, most famous during the 1950s. His hits included "Mack the Knife", "Dream Lover", "If I Were a Carpenter", "Splish Splash", and "Beyond the Sea". He also helped Wayne Newton begin his musical career.
Darin in 1959
|Birth name||Walden Robert Cassotto|
|Born||May 14, 1936|
The Bronx, New York City
New York, U.S.
|Died||December 20, 1973 (aged 37)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, blues, rock, swing|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer-songwriter, actor|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, drums, harmonica, xylophone|
|Labels||Decca, Atco, Capitol, Brunswick, Atlantic, Motown|
Allen Klein, an accountant who became an artist manager, first came to public attention when he audited Darin's royalty payments, and discovered Darin had been underpaid. His record company paid up, and Darin split the money with Klein.