Bobby Rydell’s career spans six
decades and encompasses every area of the entertainment world. His debut
in the late 50’s as a rock & 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, Perry Como and
of course American Bandstand. He was also a semi regular on the Red
Skelton Hour for many years. Working with the “greats” of comedy Bobby was able
to develop an uncanny gift for comedy.
Bobby has earned a reputation as a
classic performer. Not only is he a superb singer whose voice has gotten
better over the years – he has proved to be an outstanding drummer, an agile
dancer and an extremely fine actor, with an unsurpassed knack for comedy.
A polished performer at the age of
19, he was the youngest person ever to headline the famous Copacabana in New York.
Bobby’s recording career earned him 34 Top 40 hits, placing him in the
Top 5 artists of his era (Billboard Magazine). Bobby’s hits
include million selling singles Volare, Wild One, We Got Love, Kissin’ Time,
Swingin’ School and Forget Him, selling a combined total of over 25 million
Today Bobby enjoys a career that is
full. He has a busy schedule throughout the world as a headline solo act. Australia has
welcomed him for 20 tours down under, where he continues to be a favorite
performer. Bobby also performs regularly in Las Vegas
and Atlantic City.
For the past 25 years Bobby has also performed in over 700 shows in the
must-see production called “The Golden Boys.” This is a happy, fun filled
look back at a simpler time in music history with his childhood pals, Frankie
Avalon and Fabian.
Bobby Rydell’s influence on
popular music has been profound. When the producers of “Grease” wanted to pay
tribute to the era in which the popular musical was set, they named the high
school where most of the action took place “Rydell High” in his honor.
In 1995 his hometown of Philadelphia, PA
named the street he was born “Bobby
Rydell Boulevard.” The City of Philadelphia sponsored
“block party” followed dedication ceremonies. Quite a tribute to a City’s
favorite native son! Wildwood, NJ also has a street named for Bobby in
appreciation for Bobby’s massive hit, “Wildwood Days.”
The teen idol, now a seasoned
performer, continues to perform to sell out audiences throughout the
world. As a review of a recent performance put it, “Bobby Rydell
is a true American music treasure.”
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