Bobby Darin (1936 – 1973), born Walden Robert Perciville Cassotto, was a two-time Grammy Award-winning American singer, Oscar-nominated actor and accomplished musician. Troubled childhood Bobby Darin was born to a poor, working-class family of mostly Italian descent in The Bronx. The person thought to be his father (who was actually his grandfather) died in jail   Read More …

“You’ll Never Walk Alone” is a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Carousel. In the musical, in the second act, Nettie Fowler, the cousin of the female protagonist Julie Jordan, sings “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to comfort and encourage Julie when her husband, Billy Bigelow, the male lead, is killed during a   Read More …

Dream a little dream of me All I have to do is dream Life could be a dream

In 2007, in an emotional interview, Yoko Ono revealed the last words her husband John Lennon uttered moments before he was gunned down on a New York street in 1980 by Mark Chapman: “I said ‘shall we go and have dinner before we go home?’ and John said ‘No, let’s go home because I want   Read More …

Several hours before the murder, Chapman had asked John Lennon to give him an autograph and they even have a photo together! (see below) On the morning of 8 December 1980, photographer Annie Leibovitz went to Ono and Lennon’s apartment to do a photo shoot for Rolling Stone. She had promised Lennon a photo with   Read More …

And Paul McCartney’s controversial reaction:

And now, only The Teenagers:

“Little Darlin” is a popular Top 40 song. It was written by Maurice Williams with both melody and doo-wop accompaniment strongly emphasizing the clave rhythm, and was released during 1957 as a rhythm and blues song by The Gladiolas. It was later covered successfully by The Diamonds, a pop group that had been performing the   Read More …

Bill Haley (July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981) was one of the first American rock and roll musicians. He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets and their hit song “Rock Around the Clock“. Bill was precocious, having   Read More …