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Bobby Rydell

Professional Singer + Mainly of Rock and Roll Music
Born Apr 26, 1942

Bobby Rydell is an American professional singer, mainly of rock and roll music. In the early 1960s he was considered a so-called "teen idol". According to Allmusic music journalist Kim Summers, Rydell, whose interest in show business began at the age of four years, "is one of the most sought-after nightclub and concert acts in the US.… Read More

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    Yahoo News - Apr 21, 2015
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    Huffington Post - Jul 12, 2013
  • Strong Summer 'wind' Blows Through Area Stages
    Bridgewater Patch - Jul 24, 2012
  • '60s Singer Rydell Gets Transplant
    News-Leader - Jul 19, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Bobby Rydell.


1942 Birth Born on April 26, 1942.
1950 8 Years Old In 1950, Rydell competed on the amateur talent television series, Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club; his first-place win gained him a regular role with the series. … Read More


1959 17 Years Old 1 More Event
He later had a recording contract with Cameo Records company, and his debut success was "Kissin' Time", recorded during the summer of 1959. … Read More
After making his first successful recordings, he continued a solo career, performing at the Copacabana in New York in 1961, where he was the youngest performer to headline at the nightclub.


1963 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Rydell released the song "Wildwood Days" in 1963. … Read More
1964 22 Years Old On October 6, 1964, he was a guest actor for an episode of the television series, Combat! … Read More
1968 26 Years Old In January 1968, it was announced in the UK music magazine, NME, that Rydell had signed a long term recording contract with Reprise Records company. … Read More


2012 70 Years Old 1 More Event
However, Rydell cancelled his 2012 Australia tour because his health had deteriorated significantly, and he was in need of urgent major surgery.
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