(The Late) Steve Blauner – Bobby’s Manager, Confidant, Friend, Curator and kept Bobby “in-line” during the golden days as needed.  Thank you for your personal insights and conversations with us.  Besides producing classics films and TV shows (“Easy Rider”), was also the Official Representative of the Darin estate until his passing in 2015.  Thank you for letting us know “what master tapes” you believed you had on hand, and what may have been “safety copies”.

Wende Crowley – Senior VP, Film and TV Music, Sony/ATV, and Music Supervisor Extraordinaire.  She truly “gets Bobby”. If you hear “Me and Mr. Hohner” blasting anywhere near the Sony building, it’s probably her.

Karen Kloack – Senior VP, Film, TV Music, Concord Music Group – more-than-helpful effervescent passion

Gary Norris – Randy Newman Archivist, Invaluable Research Resource, Enabler and Special Friend of the BD Underground

James Gonis – Co-Host, “Monster Party” Podcast, In-House Manager at Playboy, Rare Vinyl Resource and BD fan.

Matt Forbes – Young and Immensely Talented Singer/Personality, Cites BD as Huge Influence and New Album recorded at Capitol Studios, “Coulda Woulda Shoulda” includes BD covers worthy of the man himself (album currently getting well-deserved critical acclaim).


Joe Marchese and the Gang at Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records – Reissue Producers, Music Experts, and Bobby-lovers.  Takes incredible care in putting out never-released-on disc Bobby material (The Complete Motown Years set hit May 2016!).  Passionate about their work. Terrific labels.

James Ritz – Darin Expert, Reissue Producer and Researcher

Shane Brown – Our UK Darinologist and Author of the definitive BD Listener’s Guide

Kenneth Kelly Jr. – Passionate Darinologist and Indispensable Resource

Happy Nat and The Beatles Rarity – For his Inspiration and Incredible amount of effort into getting Beatle fans to dig deeper.  He’s currently on hiatus enjoying his life, we appreciate his friendship, this wealth of streaming rarities he has left up for fans of the Fab Four.  Great guy.  Beatle fan?  Head to The Beatles Rarity!

Ron Furmanek – Legendary Researcher, Compilation Producer, and Passionate Music Lover to this day.  Thank for your work at Capitol for Bobby’s Legacy.

Carey E. Mansfield (and the rest of the gang at Varese Sarabande) – for taking chances on officially releasing the lesser-known Bobby material (which we consider essential listening for ANY fan of late 60’s music).

Neil Young and Bruce Botnick (and the rest of the gang at PonoMusic) – Not just BD fans, but through their Hi-Rez PonoMusic Initiative, have put Bobby’s OOP music back out there in CD-quality.


Christopher Kissel – Mono to Stereo Magician.  Don’t ask us how it works.  Ask him.

Steve Hoffman – “Breath of Life” Audiophile Mastering Engineer (Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley), purist, and passionate BD lover – thus far has only mastered the definitive version of the original stereo “Beyond the Sea” single for Audio Fidelity but we are eager for him to take on Bobby Darin in Hi-Resolution from the master tapes for today’s HD market.

Walker Walmus – BD Underground visual and graphic designer (site and apparel designer).

Susan Cote
(The late) Karen Esibill – lived and breathed BD from his very first record.  Her passion (and collection) lives on..
Pam Speers


And all of our ongoing contributors!… This page will continue with grow with YOUR input..