"I am sitting on top of this world, just rollin' along, just rollin' along.
I am sitting on top of the world singin' a song!" (Audio)
Gay Haven Supper Club
Dearborn, MI: 1956 was the year of Bobby's first nightclub performance. Map
The Cabin Club, Cleveland, OH: One appearance on the 1956 tour. Map
Toured spring and summer (1956) in the East and Midwest. Billed as "Bobby Darin,
Star of the Dorsey Brothers TV Show," he appeared in numerous small clubs such
as: The Purple Onion (Indianapolis) - Mike's South
Pacific (Birmingham) - The Safari (New Orleans) -
The Club Safari (25-67 College Point Blvd., College Point, NY. He opened for Della Reese.) Photo: white
building on the left of photo, as it appears today.
(Thank you, Su Cote,
for the information, the photo and
the souvenir card.)
Worcester Auditorium Worcester, MA: Biggest
Show of Star Tour, October 3, 1958. Map
State Theater, 70 Village Street, Hartford, CT: Biggest
Show of Star Tour, October 4, 1958. Map
Stanbaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OH: Biggest Show of Star Tour, October
12, 1958. Map
53 Dakota Ave, Lake Hiawatha, NJ: Nina and Charlie Maffia's
home. Bobby stayed with them early in his career. Map
Pier, Atlantic City, NJ: Performed here in August 1959. Map
Blinstrub's 308 Broadway, Boston, MA: Appeared
here during the early 60's. Map
Bandstand: Filmed at WFIL Studios at 46th and Market Streets in Philadelphia. Map
Casino Royal, 14th & H Streets NW, above the Trans Lux Theater, Washington D.C.: Bobby appeared here in 1960. Map
Click here for an article on the Casino Royal.
(Thank you, Lorraine Tillett, for
Howard Theatre 620 T Street, NW, Washington, D.C.: Bobby was nervous about performing, so Ruth Brown
accompanied him & introduced him to everyone. Map
Lewisham, England: March 1960, first foreign tour. Map
Deauville Hotel, Miami Beach, FL: Bobby performed for a
week beginning Jan. 14, 1960 and again April 13, 1960. (Tickets were $3.50/$5.00.) Map
July 1960: Bobby Darin performs for four nights at the Waikiki Shell (located at 2805 Monsarrat Avenue, Honolulu, HI) in conjunction
with the 50th State Fair.
Portofino, Italy: August 1960, Bobby and Sandra fell in love. Map
Hosteia dell' Orio - Rome, Italy: First date alone for Bobby and Sandra. Map
Elizabeth, NJ: December 1, 1960: Bobby and
Sandra were married at Don Kirshner's home. Map
Latin Casino, Cherry Hill, NJ: Bobby performed here in December, 1960. Map
Pink Cadillac Diner, 3801 Atlantic AVE, Wildwood, NJ: Be sure to request BOBBY'S BOOTH when you visit!
Steuben's Nightclub: Bobby performed at this famous hotspot
that was once located on Boylston Street near the Colonial Theatre in Boston.
Fair Park Dallas, TX: Bobby filmed State Fair in the summer of 1961. Map
Monticello Resort, Framingham, MA: Bobby performed here
in 1962. Map
(Thank you, Susan Schooley, for this information.)
Montgomery, Alabama: On March 24, 1965, along with Dick Gregory, Harry Belafonte, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bobby
entertained at a mass march. Map
Monte Carlo, Monaco: In August 1967, Bobby hosted Princess
Red Cross gala. Map
Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore - Kensington, London SW7 2AP: Bobby performed a concert here on
June 17, 1970. Map
"If I ruled the world, every day would be the first day of spring.
would have a new song to sing, and we'd sing of the joy every morning would bring..."
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