I saved one of the best from 1960 for last--this tune by Bobby Darin wound up at Number #33 on the Billboard Charts for that year. It lies right smack in Darin's prime years as a recording star, accomplished film actor and in-demand television personality.
His image changed a great deal, as did the world, during the 1960's. Darin became a more politcial guy, and less a "Las Vegas" guy for one thing, supporting Robert Kennedy and an end to the Vietnam War. But at this point in his career he was a black-tied celebrity playing Vegas and doing the Hollywood gig and dating and later marrying film ingenue Sandra Dee. (She's the blond lady in a lot of these photos.)
This song of course came from Charles Trenet's French classic "La Mer", but Darin's version has its own infectious style--a little bit less sophisticated and meloncholy, perhaps, but full of energy and mid-century American optimism! So without further ado, here we go: