"The Bad-Ass Life and Music of Bobby Darin," by Jeff Gross
At age eight Bobby Darin was stricken with rheumatic fever, resulting in a permanently damaged heart. Driven by his own time-clock, Bobby made smash hits, set and rejected musical trends, and said what he wanted to say before dying at the age of thirty-seven. Jeff will take us on a fast-paced journey through the remarkable life of the multi Grammy-award winning singer / songwriter / producer / publisher / indie-label creator / civil rights activist. His hits (“Splish Splash”, “Mack the Knife”, “Dream Lover” and twenty more Top 40 classics) as well as his forays into folk, country, and funk will be illustrated with well-known master takes, studio demos, session outtakes, rare interviews, and additional material straight from the vaults!
Jeff Gross began work on Bill Maher’s "Politically Incorrect" as a nineteen year-old before jumping into film production on Disney’s "Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion." He has produced and worked on studio pictures and film music for over twenty years. He is also a dedicated music archivist and expert on the work of singer/songwriter and film composer Randy Newman.