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Video: Elvis backstage with Bobby Darin and other celebrities

Elvis backstage with Bobby Darin and other celebrities, including Jim Bacus, Mr. Howell from Gilligans Island.

Elvis is then shown being seated to watch Booby in concert and is introduced to the audience.

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Elvis Presley and Bobby Darin : Photos : July 26, 1960

Bobby Darin opened for George Burns at the Sahara, starting July 12, 1960.

There was a surprise 65th birthday party thrown for Burns' wife, Gracie Allen, on Tuesday, July 26, 1960.

Both Elvis and BobbyDarrin attented the party. And in the photos below you also see George Burns and Elvis.

The owner of the Sahara, Milton Prell, was a Colonel Parker ally.

Elvis had a tooth abscess causing a swollen cheek as is evident inthese photos.

Elvis Prsley and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.
Elvis Prsley and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.

Elvis Prsley, George Burns and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.
Elvis Prsley, George Burns and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.

Elvis Prsley and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.
Elvis Prsley and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.

Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin was born Walden Robert Perciville Cassotto on May 14, 1936 and died on December 20, 1973. He was an American singer, actor and accomplished musician, Bobby Darin was born in The Bronx to a poor, working-class family of mostly Italian descent. The person he believed to be his father (who was actually his grandfather) died in jail a few months before he was born. It was the height of the Great Depression, and Darin once remarked that his crib was a cardboard box, then later a dresser drawer.

Sandra Dee

Darin married Sandra Dee; they met while making the film Come September (1961). They made a few more movies together at Universal Studios that were moderately successful. They had one son, Dodd Mitchell Darin (also known as Morgan Mitchell Darin). Darin and Dee divorced in 1967.

Elvis Prsley and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.
Elvis Prsley and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.

'Elvis Presley was a fine actor'

Bobby Darin and Elvis were good friends. Sandra Dee later said, 'Elvis was such a fine actor. He would come into read. Bobby and he were at the same lot when I was very pregnant.He would come in and say'Read this with me,you know they won't let me do this, I just wanted to hear if I could do it.'And God, could he do it! He used to come into Bobby's dressing room to talk to him because he was having a horrible time with pills and diets.Bobby told him, 'Screw them all, you can't go on like this'.

The Performer / Singer / Songwriter / Actor

Darin performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock, jazz, folk and country. He was also an actor, singer/songwriter and music business entrepreneur. His wish for a legacy was 'to be remembered as a human being and as a great performer'. Among his many other contributions, he became a goodwill ambassador for the American Heart Association.

His single, 'Mack the Knife', was the standard from Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, with Darin giving the tune a vamping jazz-pop interpretation. Although Darin initially opposed releasing it as a single, the song went to No. 1 on the charts for nine weeks, sold two million copies, and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1960. Darin was also voted the Grammy Award for Best New Artist that year. 'Mack The Knife' has since been honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

Politics

Darin traveled with Robert Kennedy and worked on the politician's 1968 presidential campaign. He was with Kennedy the day he traveled to Los Angeles on June 4, 1968, for the California primary, and was at the Ambassador Hotel later that night when Kennedy was assassinated. Darin was devastated.

Early Death

Although unknown to the public, his health was dangerously fragile and strongly motivated him to succeed within the limited lifetime he feared he would, and ultimately did, have.

In 1973, Darin's ill health took a turn for the worse. After failing to take medication to protect his heart before a dental visit, he developed blood poisoning. This weakened his body and badly affected one of his heart valves. On December 11, Darin entered Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for surgery to repair two artificial heart valves he had received in a previous operation. On December 19, a five-man surgical team worked for over six hours to repair Darin's damaged heart. Although the surgery seemed initially successful, Darin died minutes afterward in the recovery room without regaining consciousness on December 20, 1973, at age 37.

Elvis Prsley, George Burns and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.
Elvis Prsley, George Burns and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.

Elvis Prsley and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.
Elvis Prsley and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.

Elvis Prsley and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.
Elvis Prsley and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.

Elvis Prsley and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.
Elvis Prsley and Bobby Darin : Sahara Hotel : July 26, 1960.

January 1960

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Leave of absence request : January 2, 1960

March

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley 1960 : Sergeant Presley Preparing To Go Home
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley March 1, 1960 : Sergeant Presley Preparing To Go Home
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu during their final moments in Germany: March 2, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley In Scotland : March 3, 1960 : Prestwick Airport in Scotland
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley at Fort Dix : March 3, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley being discharged from the Army : March 5, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Sergeant Elvis Presley Back in the USA : March 3, 5, 6 and 7, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Press Conference at Graceland : March 7, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos 'Holiday On Ice Company' Visiting at Elvis Home March 12 and 13, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Rainbow Rollerdrome : March 19, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Nashville : March 20-21, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis at the rear of a train enroute to Miami : March 21, 1960 New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Miami : Hotelroom : March 22, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Sheila Riddell : March 24, 1960 Fontainebleau Hotel
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : 'The Frank Sinatra Timex Special' : March 1960 New page link

April

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Fort Worth, Tx Train Station, April 19, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : On the Train and arriving in Los Angeles California, April 20, 1960 to film G.I. Blues

June

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley with Princesses Margrethe of Denmark, Astrid of Norway, and Margaretha of Sweden

July

Elvis Presley Photos Boating at McKellar Lake : July 8, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Rollin' in the rocket : Elvis Presley & Anita Wood July 11, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos It's Now Or Never / A Messof Blues : Pick Of The Week : July 16, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Photos and Video : Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin and George Burns : July 26, 1960 Elvis Presley Video

August

Elvis Presley Photos Letter to Colonel Parker from actor George Burns

September

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley and Juliet Prowse : September 12, 1960

October

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : October 24, 1960 : Arkansas State College and the Man of the Year Award New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Hospital, Memphis : October 16, 1960
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : Fairgrounds Amusement Park Memphis : October 26, 1960

The Movies Of 1960

Elvis Presleys Movies 1960, GI Blues, Paramount
Elvis Presleys Movies 1960, Flaming Star, Twentieth Century Fox
Elvis Presleys Movies 1961, Wild In The Country, Twentieth Century Fox

The Movies In Photos

Elvis Presley Photos The G.I. Blues Recording Sessions : April 1960 New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley on the set of G.I. Blues : Paramount 1960
New page link
Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley : The G.I. Blues : Publicity Photo Sessions
New page link
Photos Flaming Star New page link
Photos Wild In The Country New page link

DVDs : Movies

DVD G.I. Blues
DVD Flaming Star

CDs

CD Elvis Is Back! 2 CD FTD Special Edition
CD G.I. Blues 2 CD FTD Special Edition [Volume 1]
CD His Hand In Mine 2 CD FTD Special Edition
CD Cafe Europa : The Complete G.I. Blues Sessions 4 CD Deluxe Set

Books

Book Welcome Home Elvis [FTD Release with CD]
Book From Memphis To Hollywood Hardcover Book
Book The Elvis Files Vol. 3 1960-1964 : Hardcover Book
Book Elvis Portraits

Elvis Presley Photos

Elvis Presley Photos

Elvis Presley Video Video Preview: Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet. Never before have we seen an Elvis concert from the 50's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered Unreleased Film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don’t Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. This is an excellent release no fan should be without it. The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people.

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