saturday 9

Beyond the Sea

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

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? "The Hand Jive"

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? yes, my most recent one

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? not even a little bit

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? I'm excited to have a CD player in my car... so yeah...

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? Melissa McCarthy, she has range and depth

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 wasn't hospitalized until my 40s

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? and it's even Conair!


Bev Sykes said...

So many good choices. I should have thought of Melissa McCarthy...and Kathy Bates.

CountryDew said...

Hand Jive! That's an excellent one. I love that scene in the movie.

Smellyann said...

Good for you for no hospitals until your 40s! I wish I could say that, but I'm not yet 40 and have a suite in the ER reserved in my name, nowadays... :/

I am Harriet said...

Melissa is such a great choice. I wish that I would have said her.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

The speaker in the jeep is broken, sniffle, so we can't play even the radio in there. I don't miss the radio but sure miss the CD!

I have, I'm so DUH, to look up Melissa McCarthy.