Birth Name: Robert Louis Ridarelli
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Years Active: 1958 – present
Genres: Rock And Roll, Traditional Popular Music
Bobby Rydell (born Robert Louis Ridarelli, April 26, 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American teen idol from the early 1960s era of rock and roll. According to Allmusic music journalist, Kim Summers, "Rydell is one of the most sought-after nightclub and concert acts in the U.S., and his interest in show business began at the age of four. His performance in ''Bye Bye Birdie'' and his recordings "Wild One" and "Volare" made him a famous performer in the 1960s. Rydell used his talents as an impersonator and drummer mostly in pursuing a musical rather than an acting career."
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