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Bobby Rydell
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Vocalist
    (April 26, 1942- )
    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Birth name was Robert Ridarelli
    Recorded the singles 'Kissin Time' (1959), 'Wild One' (1960), 'Swingin School' (1960), 'Volare' (1960), 'Good Time Baby' (1961), 'I've Got Bonnie' (1962), 'The Cha-Cha-Cha' (1962) and 'Forget Him' (1963)
    Appeared in the films 'Bye Bye Birdie' (1963) and 'The Lady from Peking' (1975)
    His name got changed because bandleader Paul Whiteman could not pronounce Ridarelli.
    He was a teen idol.
    He re-recorded his hits for K-Tel records.
    He co-hosts an infomercial for Time-Life's 'Malt Shop Memories' music collection.
    He tours as part of the 'Golden Boys' with fellow teen idols Frankie Avalon and Fabian.
    Unlike many teen idols, he was a genuine musician, playing drums, bass and guitar.
    He had six Top Ten singles.
    Philadelphia renamed the street he was born on 'Bobby Rydell Boulevard.'
    He was the namesake for Rydell High School in 'Grease.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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