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Album Review

18 songs, mostly from the early '60s, that rank among the least impressive teen idol recordings, although they were far from the least popular. Includes all his Colpix hits, highlighted by "Goodbye Cruel World" and the uncharacteristically hard-driving late-'64 effort "Just Think of Tonight, " as well as his later chart entries "All" and "You Take My Heart Away."


Born: 08 June 1936 in Philadelphia, PA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Even more than the typical teen idol, James Darren's roots in authentic rock & roll were tenuous. Darren began recording for Colpix in the late '50s at the beginning of a screen career that saw him star in numerous films, most notably Gidget. More at home with standard MOR, show tune-like material than rock, and not much of a singer in any case, Darren was nonetheless marketed as a pop/rock performer to his predominantly young female constituency. He ran off quite a few novelty-tinged hit singles...
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