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Erik Darling (1933–2008)

Erik Darling was born on September 25, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He was married to Joan Darling. He died on August 3, 2008 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. See full bio »

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Forrest Gump Soundtrack
The Flamingo Kid Soundtrack
Calypso Heat Wave Soundtrack


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 1986 The Check Is in the Mail... (assistant: Joan Darling)
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 2011 Shirley (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Day-o Day-o (The Banana Boat Song) (version 2)") / (writer: "Day-o Day-o (The Banana Boat Song) (version 2)")
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (performer: "I'll Fly Away" (1929))
 1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Brain Salad Surgery (1997) ... (writer: "When I'm On My Journey")
 1994 Forrest Gump ("Walk Right In")
 1984 The Flamingo Kid (writer: "Walk Right In")
 1957 Calypso Heat Wave (lyrics: "The Banana Boat Song (version 2)") / (writer: "The Banana Boat Song (version 2)")
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 2007 Chasin' Gus' Ghost (Documentary)
 2004 Isn't This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Leventhal (Documentary)
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Joan Darling  (divorced)

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After leaving The Weavers, he formed The Rooftop Singers. They had a 1960s pop hit with "Walk Right In", a song originally recorded in 1929 by Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers. See more »


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