Music: A Bright Star Eclipsed

During the 1950s, BOBBY DARIN was a teen idol who wrote and sang some classic rockers (Splish Splash, Dream Lover), then decided to turn himself into Sinatra. No one ever said Darin was modest. That brashness, in fact, was part of his whole charming, overreaching package, which is welcomely represented on two Atlantic CDs called The Best of Bobby Darin (Splish Splash and Mack the Knife). Mack, of course, became Darin's signature song, making him equally at home in supper clubs and on American Bandstand. He went to Hollywood, made movies, played Vegas and laid down some exceptional, swinging sides, but...

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