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Bobby Rydell was a Philadelphia-based singer of the "teen idol" days in rock and roll during the late 50s and early 60s. His many hit songs included "Wild One."

Bobby Rydell, was born Robert Ridarelli April 26, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA. In the 1950's he captured the world's attention and the hearts of every teeny bopper. One of the premier teen idols of the day, Bobby soon set himself apart in the early days of rock as more than just a pretty face. He was an accomplished musician and singer long before his first appearance on American Bandstand, where the world first saw that famous pompadour & warm smile. Billboard lists Bobby Rydell as earning 34 Top 40 hits, making him one of the Top 5 artists of his era.

His career has continued to span the decades as he continues to perform all over the world. The years have only improved his talents and have allowed him to develop & craft remarkable vocal skills, continuing to melt hearts & rock souls.

He continues to perform in a wildly successful act "The Golden Boys" which co-stars his old friends Frankie Avalon & Fabian. It's a warm, funny, music-filled journey back in time (complete with videos) that hasn't disappointed audiences for the past 12 years they've been performing this show!

Bobby's solo act is very special; with family stories, comedy, & soulful music. He has an excellent command of phrasing that is apparent in songs like "When I Take My Sugar to Tea," "Walking My Baby Back Home," "Cry me a River." He possesses a formidable range of vocalization that is the purist entertainment you'll see. He does a tribute to fellow teen idol, Bobby Darin, with "Dream Lover," "Splish Splash" & "Mack the Knife." His mega-hit, "Volare," is regularly a show stopper. There's even a medley of songs from his classic motion picture, "Bye Bye Birdie." Bobby serves up a mix of pure musical relaxation that is simply wonderful.

Bobby was honored by the City of Philadelphia, through the efforts of his Fan Club, when the 2400 Block of S. 11th Street in Philadelphia was named BOBBY RYDELL BOULEVARD. The event was celebrated with a parade, a string band and Bobby arriving in a 1950 Pink Cadillac. The Mayor of Philadelphia attended along with thousands of people. A huge Block-Party followed dedication ceremonies. Bobby has also been inducted into Philadelphia's prestigious "Walk of Fame" where he was one of the first 10 inductees to have a star on Broad Street.
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One of the most sought-after nightclub and concert acts in the country, Bobby Rydell's interest in show business began at the ripe age of four. His performance in Bye Bye Birdie and his recordings "Wild One" and "Volare" made him a famous show business performer of the '60s. Rydell used his talents as an impersonator and drummer mostly in pursuing a musical career rather than an acting career.

Bobby Rydell was born Robert Ridarelli in Philadelphia. It was his father who encouraged him to pursue a career in show business. At the age of four, Rydell would sit in front of the TV and impersonate such performers as Milton Berle, Louis Prima and Johnny Ray. He also admired drummer Gene Krupa and began playing the drums at the age of six. At the age of seven and with his father's encouragement, Rydell began performing in nightclubs in Philadelphia.

In 1950, Bobby Rydell entered the amateur show of Paul Whiteman; his first-place win gained him a regular part on the show. He stayed with the Whiteman show for three years and then went to join several local bands in Philadelphia. It was here too that Bobby Ridarelli became the easier-to-pronounce Bobby Rydell. At 16 he began playing with local groups, landing a spot as a drummer for Rocco and the Saints. (Frankie Avalon, another Philadelphia-born musician, played trumpet for the group.) While with the band, Rydell signed a recording contract with Cameo/Parkway Records in Philadelphia. His hit "Kissin' Time," recorded in the summer of 1959, launched his musical career and made him a teen idol at the age of 17.

After making his first hit recording, he pursued a solo career, performing at the Copacabana in New York in 1961, where he was an instant hit. Rydell made his acting debut in 1962 on the television show Combat! One year later, he starred as Hugh Peabody in the famous musical Bye Bye Birdie. It was only after his acting debut that he fervently began playing the nightclub circuit.

With records like We Got Love, Wildwood Days and Sway, Rydell made himself a hit. Along with Frankie Avalon and Fabian, Bobby Rydell is known as a Philadelphia-born teen idol, known not only for his musical genius but also his handsome looks.
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