Updated: August 19, 2019|
James Darren music career started with "Gidget" in which he
performed the title song "Gidget" and the song The Next Best
Thing to Love", the previous one became a successful release
the same year.
In 1961 his song "Goodbye Cruel World" stepped on position
three of the US music charts and one year later his song
"Her Royal Majesty" was voted into the top ten and he also
lent his voice and likeness to an episode of The Flintstones
(1965). He also performed two times at the Academy Awards;
1959 the song "Almost in Your Arms" and 1964 the song "It's
a Mad Mad Mad Mad World".
After his television experience with The Time Tunnel, which
was cancelled after one season, Darren formed a duo with
comedian Buddy Hackett and the two toured about ten years
through the country. During this time he only stopped the
tour for a few film breaks.
In 1999 Darren released the album "This One's From The Heart"
with songs he performed as Vic Fontaine on Deep Space Nine,
his first album after twenty years. The album included the
following seventeen songs:
"This One's From The Heart"
"The Best Is Yet to Come"
"Come Fly with Me"
"That Old Black Magic"
"All the Way"
"It's Only a Paper Moon"
"I've Got the World on a String"
"You'd Better Love Me"
"Just in Time"
"I've Got You Under My Skin"
"The Way You Look Tonight"
"Here's to the Losers"
"You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You"
"Dancing in the Dark"
"Night and Day"
"I'll Be Seeing You"
Also in 1999 he performed on stage in Atlantic City after a
fourteen year break. After this album, Darren released another
studio album, "Because of You", in 2001. Other songs of his
can be heard in the movies Down to You (2000), Hearts in Atlantis
(2001), and Chooch (2003).