A True True Love

Album: If A Man Answers soundtrack (1962)
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  • Also with a comma "A True, True Love" or without the prefix, ie "True True Love", this Bobby Darin composition in waltz time has a slight French feel to it on account of its appearing in the 1962 film If A Man Answers in which the lead female character had a French mother. The lady in question was played by Sandra Dee, Darin's wife. This short, unprepossessing love ballad was released on the Capital label as the B Side of "If A Man Answers". >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • In Rich Podolsky's book Don Kirshner: The Man with the Golden Ear, Podolsky tells the story of Don Kirshner first meeting Walden Robert Cassotto (better known as Bobby Darin) in 1955 in a soda fountain store in the Washington Heights district of New York City. Cassotto was a frail and poverty-stricken youth, but when he demonstrated his prowess singing on the piano he transformed: "His brown hair fell across his face in waves as he played. His blue eyes were now twinkling. As he rose from one verse to the next, he had an amazing transition. Now Don settled back and couldn't wait to hear what was next." During this audition, Cassotto played Tin Pan Alley hits such as "You Must've Been a Beautiful Baby" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love."

    According to the same book, Cassotto was a poor kid born in 1936 and raised in the Bronx during the Great Depression. His sole inheritance from his father had been a piano. He was inspired to head into show business by seeing Sophie Tucker perform. And the inspiration for his stage name of "Darin" came when he was out to dinner one night and saw a Chinese Mandarin restaurant, with the neon sign letters burned out on the "Man" part! Believe it or not.
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 1st, 1960, Bobby Darin married actress Sandra Dee; and on March 7th, 1967 they divorced (so much for 'True, True Love').
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