Thursday, March 7, 2013


Earlier this year, I posted a "Two for Tuesday" edition of the League Of Themselves in which singers were accused of murder - Willie Nelson in 'Monk' and Kid Rock in 'CSI: NY'. It's a plot device that doesn't happen often, but I have found an earlier occurrence from the 1960's.....


From Wikipedia:
Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter and actor. He performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock, jazz, folk, and country.

He started as a songwriter for Connie Francis, and recorded his own first million-seller "Splish Splash" in 1958. This was followed by "Dream Lover", "Mack the Knife", and "Beyond the Sea", which brought him world fame. In 1962, he won a Golden Globe for his first film Come September, co-starring his wife Sandra Dee.

Although he made a successful television comeback, his health was beginning to fail, as he had always expected, following bouts of rheumatic fever in childhood. This knowledge of his vulnerability had always spurred him on to exploit his musical talent while still young. He died at 37, following a heart operation in Los Angeles.

'Dan Raven'
["The High Price Of Fame"]


In the premiere episode, Bobby Darin was performing at the Cloister Club in Hollywood. Nearby, a woman was found dead and clutching an autographed picture of Bobby Darin. She was heard screaming a name as she died - "Bobby!" The case was investigated by Lt. Dan Raven.

Bobby Darin sang three songs during the episode:
  • "Bill Bailey"
  • "That's All"
  • "Was There A Call For Me?"

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