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The Kid: Bobby Darin

Al Aronowitz, Blacklisted Masterpieces of Al Aronowitz, The, 1981

East Harlem, an Italian ghetto, 1936. The kid is born May 14, a Taurus. From the beginning, he's sickly. As soon as he's conscious of his life, he's also conscious his life's going to be short. He's going to die of a broken heart, whatever that means. To the kid, never in history has a baby come out of a womb into such a dark shadow. The shadow is cast by the eight ball.

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