Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Bobby Darin - Route 58
Alan Watts was living in Sausalito and did some work at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur. Alan Watts' lectures provide some insight into the meaning of Bobby Darin's Big Sur lyrics.
"Darin traveled with Robert F. Kennedy and worked on the politician's 1968 presidential campaign. He was with Kennedy the day he traveled to Los Angeles on June 4, 1968, for the California primary, and was at the Ambassador Hotel later that night when Kennedy was assassinated. This event, combined with learning about his true parentage, had a deep effect on Darin, who spent most of the next year living in seclusion in a trailer near Big Sur."