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Bobby Rydell

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Probably one of the most sought-after nightclub and concert functions in the united states, Bobby Rydell’s desire for display business began in the ripe age group of four. His overall performance in Bye Bye Birdie and his recordings “Crazy One” and “Volare” produced him a popular display business performer from the ’60s. Rydell utilized his skills as an impersonator and drummer mainly in going after a musical profession instead of an acting profession. Bobby Rydell was created Robert Ridarelli in Philadelphia. It had been his dad who prompted him to go after a profession in display business. At age four, Rydell would sit down while watching Television and impersonate such performers as Milton Berle, Louis Prima and Johnny Ray. He also respected drummer Gene Krupa and started playing the drums at age six. At age seven and along with his father’s encouragement, Rydell started executing in nightclubs in Philadelphia. In 1950, Bobby Rydell moved into the amateur present of Paul Whiteman; his first-place earn gained him a normal component on the display. He remained with the Whiteman present for 3 years and then visited join several regional rings in Philadelphia. It had been here as well that Bobby Ridarelli became the easier-to-pronounce Bobby Rydell. At 16 he started playing with regional groups, landing an area being a drummer for Rocco as well as the Saints. (Frankie Avalon, another Philadelphia-born musician, performed trumpet for the group.) While using the music group, Rydell agreed upon a recording agreement with Cameo/Parkway Information in Philadelphia. His strike “Kissin’ Period,” documented in the summertime of 1959, released his musical profession and produced him a teenager idol at age 17. After producing his first strike documenting, he pursued a single career, performing on the Copacabana in NY in 1961, where he was an instantaneous hit. Rydell produced his performing debut in 1962 on the tv screen show Combat! Twelve months afterwards, he starred as Hugh Peabody within the well-known musical Bye Bye Birdie. It had been just after his performing debut that he fervently started playing the nightclub circuit. With information like We Got Appreciate, Wildwood Times and Sway, Rydell produced himself popular. Alongside Frankie Avalon and Fabian, Bobby Rydell is actually a Philadelphia-born teenager idol, known not merely for his musical genius but additionally his handsome appears.

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Full Name Bobby Rydell
Height 1.73 m
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Linda Hoffman, Camille Quattrone Ridarelli
Children Jennifer Ridarelli, Robert Ridarelli
Siblings Robert Ridarelli
Music Songs Forget Him, Wild One, Volare, Kissin' Time, We Got Love, Wildwood Days, Sway, Swinging School, I'll Never Dance Again, Good Times Baby, The Cha Cha Cha, I've Got Bonnie, That Old Black Magic, The Door to Paradise, A Message From Bobby, Butterfly Baby, Please Don't Be Mad, A Lot of Livin' to Do, I Wanna Thank You, Groovy Tonight, Gee It's Wonderful, The Alley Cat Song, Teach Me to Twist, You're Not The Only Girl For Me, You Gotta Enjoy Joy, Let's Make Love Tonight, Love, Love Go Away, Little Girl You've Had A Busy Day, The Best Man Cried, Make Me Forget, Do the Cha Cha Cha, Lose Her
Albums Bobby Rydell & Chubby Checker, Swingin' Together, Bobby Sings, Bobby Swings, All The Hits Volume 2, Return of the Original American Idol, Bobby Rydell Sings Wild (wood) Days, Kissin' Time / You'll Never Tame Me, Festival mondial de rock 'n' roll 1961, Big Hit Collection, Bobby Rydell At The Copa, Lead The Dance, Sway, Sings And Swings, Great Rock & Roll Vol 3, A Mans World, Golden Hits, Sings The Greats, A Philadelphia Christmas, Stuffy Fellow, Surf Riding, Pop Masters: The Song Is You, Sunny Sounds, The Greatest Hits Collection, Bobby Rydell (24 Success) [1960 - 1962], Plunge Into The Cool Wet, Bobby Rydell (Mono Version), The Complete Bobby Rydell on Capital, Spring Caper, Born with a Smile, Bobby Rydell Sings and Swings / Bobby Rydell Salutes The "Great Ones", Now and Then, Nearly Invisible, Love Caught, I Dig Girls, Salutes The Greats, Bobby Rydell Sings Forget Him, Game Of Marbles, Bye Bye Birdie, Kissin' Time 1959-1962, The Birth of the Blues, Dateline Rome, Express Yourself, The Mega Collection, Be With Me, Bobby Rydell: The Complete Capitol Recordings, Evergreen Super Hits, The Top Hits Of 1963 Sung By Bobby Rydell, Smooth, That Old Black Magic, Sheer Off, Look at
Movies Mr. Rock 'n Roll: The Alan Freed Story, That Lady from Peking, Marco Polo Junior Versus the Red Dragon, Bye Bye Birdie, Marco Polo Jr., Hits from the 50s & 60s: Vol. 2
TV Shows Texaco Star Theatre


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Comedian 2016 Bobby Rydell
Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story 1999 TV Movie
The Facts of Life 1987 TV Series Bobby Rydell
That Lady from Peking 1975 Buddy Foster
Marco Polo Jr. 1972 Marco Polo Junior (voice)
The Red Skelton Hour 1961-1969 TV Series Cousin Zeke Kadiddlehopper / Busboy / Cousin Goody / ...
Clown Alley 1966 TV Movie Seltzer Water Clown
The Milton Berle Show 1966 TV Series Regular (1966)
Combat! 1964 TV Series Mickey Shay
Rockabye the Infantry 1963 TV Short Private Gifford Tyler
Swingin' Together 1963 TV Movie Bobby Day
Vacation Playhouse 1963 TV Series Bobby Day
Bye Bye Birdie 1963 Hugo Peabody
Make Room for Daddy 1960 TV Series Bobby Phillips

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vegas 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wildwood Days 2008 Documentary performer: "WILDWOOD DAYS'
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) 2000 TV Movie documentary performer: "A Lot of Livin' To Do"
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. 1997 TV Movie performer: "Volare"
Vamp 1986 performer: "Volare"
The Hollywood Knights 1980 performer: "Volare"
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special performer: "Volare"
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fanfare 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shindig! 1964 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Joey Bishop Show 1963 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bye Bye Birdie 1963 performer: "We Love You, Conrad" "We Hate You, Conrad", "The Telephone Song", "One Boy", "A Lot of Living to Do", "Everything Is Rosie/Everything Is Hugo"
The Jack Benny Program 1961 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Make Room for Daddy 1960 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Because They're Young 1960 performer: "Swingin' School"
The Dick Clark Show 1959 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wildwood Days 2008 Documentary Himself
Mornings with Kerri-Anne 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
My Two Dads 1990 TV Series Himself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987-1988 TV Series Himself / Guest Appearance / Himself - Guest
The 3th Annual American Cinema Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
Liberty Weekend 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
The 13th Annual American Music Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration 1985 TV Special Himself
Good Time Rock 'n' Roll 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special Himself
Sha Na Na 1977-1978 TV Series Himself
American Bandstand's 25th Anniversary 1977 TV Special Himself
The Wolfman Jack Show 1976 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1963-1976 TV Series Himself - Vocalist / Himself - Co-Host / Actor / ...
Musical Chairs 1975 TV Series Himself
In Concert 1973 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965-1972 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
New American Bandstand 1965 1960-1970 TV Series Himself
It's Happening 1968 TV Series Himself
The Woody Woodbury Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1968 TV Series Himself
Two of a Kind 1967 TV Series Himself
Malibu U. 1967 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1967 TV Series Himself
Where the Action Is 1965-1967 TV Series Himself
The Milton Berle Show 1966 TV Series Himself
The Dating Game 1966 TV Series Himself
Hullabaloo 1966 TV Series Himself
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series Himself - Singer
Fanfare 1965 TV Series Himself
Shivaree 1965 TV Series Himself
Shindig! 1964 TV Series Himself - Singer
To Tell the Truth 1964 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
The Ed Sullivan Show 1962-1964 TV Series Himself - Singer
The Joey Bishop Show 1963 TV Series Himself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1962-1963 TV Series Himself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1962-1963 TV Series Himself / Himself - Singer
The Jerry Lewis Show 1963 TV Series Himself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1961-1963 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1962 TV Series Himself
Bandstand 1962 TV Series Himself - Singer
The Jack Benny Program 1961 TV Series Himself
The Red Skelton Hour 1959-1961 TV Series Himself
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
Red Skelton Timex Special 1960 TV Movie Himself - Guest
The Dick Clark Show 1959-1960 TV Series Himself
Because They're Young 1960 Himself, Vocalist ("Swingin School") (uncredited)
TV Teen Club 1949 TV Series Regular (1951-1953)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The O'Reilly Factor 2016 TV Series Himself
American Bandstand's Teen Idol 1994 TV Special Himself

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