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I was complete blown away when I saw this for the first time yesterday!


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excellent find!!!!!
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What an amazing segment. I can't get enough of it. Milton says that when he was 24 he was 37. That was the exact age Bobby was when he passed away in 1973. Also, I don't believe for a moment this was Darin's first time in a bowling alley. His shot was flush in the pocket, no ringing 10 pin or stone 8. When I think of all of the bowlers I have seen on television from the above the shoulder shot to the camera panning down the lane, then to see this with Darin, simply amazes me.
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High Game (ABC Sanctioned League, April 11, 2006) - 276
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Bowled 226 in front of Dave Ferraro at his place in Kingston

"He needs three" - Billy Welu
"Trust is a must, or your game is a bust" - Billy Welu / Nelson Burton Jr.
"I wonder if he wants some butter to go with that sweet role" - Randy Pederson "That's back to back jacks" - Rob Stone
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Let's bump this up for all of Bobby's fans here...
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Bowled 226 in front of Dave Ferraro at his place in Kingston

"He needs three" - Billy Welu
"Trust is a must, or your game is a bust" - Billy Welu / Nelson Burton Jr.
"I wonder if he wants some butter to go with that sweet role" - Randy Pederson "That's back to back jacks" - Rob Stone
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The funny things is a lot of the posters might not know who either of them were.
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I know who Bobby Darin was, but I never heard of the other guy.
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You never heard of Milton Berle, aka "Uncle Miltie?"  Seriously?

He was one of the early pioneers of television (one of his nicknames was "Mister Television"), and was one of America's most popular and widely known comedians.  About on par with the Bob Hopes and Jack Bennys and George Burns of the time.  You could make a strong case that in the early '50s, the three biggest stars on television were Milton Berle, Lucille Ball (I Love Lucy) and Jackie Gleason (The Honeymooners).  It didn't get any bigger than that.  Berle was one of the first seven people to be inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

Berle reworked his popular vaudeville act and brought it to television.  The Texaco Star Theatre debuted on ABC in 1948.  For a while he was one of the regular rotating hosts, and eventually became the permanent host.  When the show finally moved to NBC, it garnered unheard of ratings, at one point ranking #1 in the Neilsen Ratings and drawing as high as an 80 share of viewers (that means 80 percent of all television sets turned on during the hours when his show was airing on Tuesday nights were tuned to his show).  80 percent!  To put that in perspective, consider that today, the top shows on network television are lucky to get as high as a 20 share.

Berle received an unheard of 30-year contract worth one-million dollars a year from NBC in 1951.  But his career began a slow, long slide, as his cornball style began to wear thin, even with the relatively unsophisticated (by today's standards) audiences of the 1950s.  The last of his regular comedy/variety shows of that early era of television was cancelled in around 1958.  NBC had pretty much run out of ideas for ways to use Berle in its prime time lineup, and eventually gave him the hosting job on Jackpot Bowling, which debuted in 1960 in prime time on Monday nights.  For this once bright star to be relegated to hosting a bowling show was a sign that his career had just about bottomed out, at least with NBC.

Before his successful career in radio and television, he worked in vaudeville and on Broadway.  After the days of his regular comedy/variety shows on television came to an end, he went on to work for a good while longer in film and night clubs, and even signed a deal with ABC to host a series of variety shows starting in the mid 1960s.  During his long career, Milton Berle also appeared in acting roles on such shows as Mannix, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Roseanne, to name just a few.  He continued to work until 2000.  He died in 2002.

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Thanks Randy.

Bobby Darin was one of the hottest singers on the planet by the end of 1959. His career kicked off in the spring of 1958 with Splish Splash. Hits followed Queen Of The Hop, Plain Jane, Dream Lover... Etc.. Then came Mack The Knife in 1959. This was record of the year and won two Grammys. Hits continued well into the 1960s with Beyond The Sea, Clementine, Things, If I Were A Carpenter and so many, many more!

Seeing him bowling was an incredible thrill.

He passed away December 20, 1973 after open heart surgery at age 37.

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High Game (ABC Sanctioned League, April 11, 2006) - 276
High Series (ABC Sanctioned League, April 16, 2018) - 725 (256, 236, 233)
High Average (ABC Sanctioned League) - 192
Bowled 226 in front of Dave Ferraro at his place in Kingston

"He needs three" - Billy Welu
"Trust is a must, or your game is a bust" - Billy Welu / Nelson Burton Jr.
"I wonder if he wants some butter to go with that sweet role" - Randy Pederson "That's back to back jacks" - Rob Stone
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Bobby Darin is probably best remembered for his huge hit "Mack the Knife."  But in his later years, he began to shed the square look of the Las Vegas night club performer and started to grow his hair out a little bit and started performing some cooler material.  Few performers in history had greater range and more potential than Bobby Darin.  It's such a shame that we never got to see where he was headed with his career.  He could have gone on to be one of the all-time greats.
Here's one of my favorite Bobby Darin performances -- a haunting rendition of his hit single, "If I Were A Carpenter."  Keep in mind, this was 1973 -- long, long before the invention of Auto Tune software to make a singer sound pitch perfect.  This guy didn't need it.  You'll never hear this song sound any better than this:

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Bobby had so many hits it is difficult to know where to start.
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Birthday - January 9th.

High Game (ABC Sanctioned League, April 11, 2006) - 276
High Series (ABC Sanctioned League, April 16, 2018) - 725 (256, 236, 233)
High Average (ABC Sanctioned League) - 192
Bowled 226 in front of Dave Ferraro at his place in Kingston

"He needs three" - Billy Welu
"Trust is a must, or your game is a bust" - Billy Welu / Nelson Burton Jr.
"I wonder if he wants some butter to go with that sweet role" - Randy Pederson "That's back to back jacks" - Rob Stone
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