Hi Neal, it’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance, and readers now have a chance to see the USA gatefold LP for Darin’s Commitment and spot the Dylan copycat photo — or hip, irony-laden commentary as the case may be. I understand the predicament you faced as a teenager — was Darin chasing trends or pursuing his muse? The Darin performance that was especially illuminating while researching this story was from the previous Direction album — Born Walden Robert Cassotto — a completely live, rockin’ take of “Long Line Rider” on Dean Martin’s NBC TV show that I had never seen before. Thank you for going to all the trouble with the photos and commentary.

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