Karl, I have the "Mack is Back" DVD, and can recommend it, tho Darin does a lot of mugging in some of the songs.
I have owned several of his greatest hit cd's but eventually got rid of them in favour of the Rhino 4 disk box set, and recently bought the old album "The Bobby Darin Story", where he talks over the intro to a few of the songs, in its cd incarnation, for incar use. (I used to have the vinyl version of course, but it is long gone.)
Anyway, definitely a great man, who gave a lot in a very short time.
I haven't seen the A&E DVD set about Brill Building pop (Carole King, Neil Sedaka, etc,) but I seem to recollect there was something about Bobby Darin in it).
Thanks for the post John. I'll see if I can find the dvd you mentioned.You're right, he died too soon. I've heard it said before that even though Bobby idolized Frank Sinatra, it was Frank Sinatra who'd spend hours watching Bobby Darin work the crowd. Not only was Bobby Darin great at the big band music , he was huge as an early rock and roller, and then later in the 60's he was fairly sucessful at the folk rock.Even in his movie roles he was critically appraised, that's alot more than I can say for most pop singers today.