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Mack the Knife

Mack the Knife

by Bobby Darin

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Bobby Darin

This flashy, charismatic fella was a perfect storm for the late 1950s, though we're not sure how his hair gel would go over these days.

Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill

The German super-pair were also just a couple of awkward guys.

Threepenny Opera Poster

There have been dozens of incarnations of the American version of the play. This picture captures the character of Mack and the play's sinister mood nicely.

One scary Macheath

This is Raul Julia playing the part for the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1976.

Louis Armstrong with Lotte Lenya

Lenya long outlived her husband, Kurt Weill, and had a chance to roll with the stars who took his legacy and ran with it.

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