THELEGEND OF BOBBYDARIN: AN UNAUTHORIZEDAUTOBIOGRAPGHY (Platinum Medal)
At first glance Cliff Todd comes across as the quiet, unassuming sort. Hardly the guy you’d think of in connection with Bobby Darin, the brash crooner of “Splish Splash” and “Mack the Knife” fame, who died tragically young at 37. But at the start of this loving bio-play of the singer, Todd is suddenly gone. There in his place is Bobby. Todd captures Darin’s singing style and mannerisms perfectly, and under Miles Chapman’s adroit direction, the transformation is stunning. My wife who is considerably younger than me wasn’t familiar with Bobby Darin. So she watched some videos on YouTube. She thought Cliff made a better Darin.
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