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Bobby Rydell TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS: A Tale of Second Chances

Bobby Rydell TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS: A Tale of Second Chances

At 17, Bobby Rydell was the toast of American Bandstand - the kid from Italian South Philly with the smoothest voice, the highest pompadour, and the sweetest smile. And there were those hits: "Wild One," "Volare," and "Forget Him," to name a few. He was far more than just a teen idol. Bobby's voice and boy next door charm earned him a spot singing, acting, and dancing with Ann-Margret in the hit film Bye Bye Birdie. His phrasing and musicianship prompted Frank Sinatra to anoint him as his favorite young singer, and his comedic talents made him a nighttime fixture during the golden age of TV variety shows.Bobby Rydell's career spans six decades and encompasses every area of the entertainment world. His debut in the late '50s as a rock and roll teen idol lead to starring roles in such hit films as "Bye Bye Birdie" and plays such as "West Side Story." Bobby has made countless network TV appearances throughout the world on shows like Ed Sullivan, Jack Benny, George Burns, Milton Berle, Per

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