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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...
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Top 10 Bobby Rydell Songs
Wild One
Forget Him
Swingin' School
Jingle Bell Rock
Kissin' Time
We Got Love
Little Bitty Girl
Wildwood Days
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Top 10 Bobby Rydell Albums
All The Hits
The Best of Bobby Rydell: Cameo Parkway 1959-1964
Dream Lover
The Best Of Bobby Rydell
Bobby Rydell Salutes The Great Ones/Rydell At The Copa
The Complete Bobby Rydell on Capitol
Now and Then!
The Wild One
Born with a Smile
Wild One - The Best Of Bobby Rydell (Remastered)
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