The Rinky Dinks (New York)
    aka The Ding Dongs (1) 


    Personnel :

    Bobby Darin (Lead)


    Discography :  

    The Ding Dongs (1)
    1958 - Early In The Morning / Now We're One (Brunswick 55073)

    The Rinky Dinks
    1958 - Early In The Morning / Now We're One (Atco 6121)

    Bobby Darin & The Rinky Dinks
    1958 - Mighty Mighty Man / You're Gone    (Atco 6128)


    Biography :

    "Early in the Morning" is a song written by Bobby Darin and Woody Harris. Darin approached Brunswick Records with "Early in the Morning". Brunswick was impressed, but as Darin was still under contract to Atlantic Records' subsidiary, Atco, the song was released by The Ding Dongs. New York deejays liked the record and Atco soon discovered the deception.


    Brunswick was forced to turn over the masters to Atco, which released the record in 1958 under the name, "The Rinky Dinks" . Buddy Holly was in the studio on that day and Bobby gave him permission to record both tracks on the Coral label. Both tracks were identical to Bobby's including the Helen Way Singers backup!

    Billboard, june 30, 1958

    In 1959, Darin recorded the self-penned "Dream Lover," a ballad that became a multi-million seller. With it came financial success and the ability to demand more creative control of his career. So he meant for his That's All album to show that he could sing more than rock and roll. His next single, "Mack the Knife," the standard from Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, was given a vamping jazz-pop interpretation. Although Darin was initially opposed to releasing it as a single, the song went to No. 1 on the charts for nine weeks, sold two million copies, and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1960. Darin was also voted the Grammy Award for Best New Artist that year, and "Mack The Knife" has since been honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.


    Songs :

       Now We're One                              Early In The Morning

    Mighty Mighty Man                                  You're Mine       


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