1959: Dream Lover By Bobby Darin

Composed and recorded by Bobby Darin. The song reached No.1 in the United Kingdom, No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the USA and No.4 on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart, also in the USA. Genres: Doo Wop, Rock and Roll. It has been used in many soundtracks for films and television programmes. Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor in film and television. He suffered from poor health all of his life. When he was eight years old he had recurring bouts of rheumatic fever that left him with a weakened heart. During his first heart surgery in January 1971 he had two artificial valves implanted in his heart. In 1973, after failing to take antibiotics to protect his heart before a dental visit, Bobby developed sepsis which affected one of his heart valves. He died in 1973, aged 37, after failing to recover from open heart surgery. Bobby’s last wish in his will was that his body be donated to science for medical research. In 1990 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 1999 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2007, Bobby was awarded a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars to honour his contribution to making Las Vegas the “Entertainment Capital of the World” and he was named as one of the twentieth century’s greatest entertainers. Fans paid for the star. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009 he was award a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.