[Saturday 9] Beyond The Sea

1) This song mentions golden sands. When do you think you’ll next visit the beach?

some time next spring, getting to be too cold now.

2) Shortly after “Beyond the Sea” hit the charts, Bobby Darin met and married movie sweetheart Sandra Dee. Her squeaky-clean image is spoofed in the song, “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” from Grease. Can you name another song from Grease?

Greased Lightning, Hopelessly Devoted To You

3) Years earlier, Bobby had an ill-fated romance with singer Connie Francis. According to Ms. Francis, Darin wanted to marry her, but her father forbade it. Have you ever had a relationship that your parents disapproved of?

nope.

4) Bobby was a Renaissance man: Grammy-winning singer, Oscar-nominated actor, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and an excellent chess player. Are you good at chess?

absolutely terrible.

5) A car buff, he drove a 1960 custom car that was so unique and spectacular it’s now in a Detroit museum. The bright red paint was mixed with ground diamonds to ensure that it sparkled in the sun. Each of the four bucket seats had its own ac/heat control and radio speaker. The steering wheel was slightly squared for easier handling. What features would your dream car have?

the ability to drive itself because my medical conditions prevent me from doing so.

6) Beyond the Sea is also the name of the 2004 screen biography in which Kevin Spacey played Bobby Darin. Who would you choose to play you in the story of your life?

me, obviously.

7) When he was just 8 years old, Bobby Darin was stricken with rheumatic fever, and the disease left him with a dangerously weakened heart. Did you spend much time in the hospital when you were a kid?

i was in for 83 days directly after birth and have been in and out since then.

8) In 1959, when “Beyond the Sea” was popular, Alaska became our 49th state. What comes to mind when you think of Alaska?

moose

9) In 1959, Conair introduced the first hair dryer developed for home use. Is there a hair dryer in your bathroom right now?

yep! recently purchased one, since going to bed with wet hair proves to be difficult to get under control the next morning especially when it’s short.