Splish, splash, I was taking a bath
On about a Saturday night
I saw the whole gang
Dancin' on my living room rug.
They was doin' the bop
All the teens had the dancin' bug.
More songs, humorous, romantic, and just weird, appeared, six albums in 1960 alone. Perhaps the weirdest is "Mack the Knife," about a murderer:
Now on the sidewalk, sunny morning,
Lies a body just oozin' life,
And someone's sneakin' 'round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?
Well, at least it's not heterosexist.
In the 1960s Bobby moved into moved into jazz, country-western, and folk, became a dramatic actor, and ran a successful music publishing company.
The couple divorced in 1967, leaving a son, Dodd.
Bobby was married again, briefly, in 1973.
He was politically liberal, and heavily involved in the campaign to elect Robert F. Kennedy as president.
There's not much evidence of Bobby being gay in real life. The 2004 biopic Beyond the Sea, starring Kevin Spacey, contains a few gay jokes:
Sandra tells Bobby that if he thinks acting is so easy, he should try kissing Troy Donahue (who was rumored to be gay). Bobby smiles, as if he's considering it.
But that may be a take on Kevin Spacey himself.
You're the reason I'm living
You're the breath that I take
You're the stars in my heaven
You're the sun when I wake.
The nude photo is on Tales of West Hollywood.
See also: Ricky Nelson