Bobby Rydell, the 60’s Popstar, died at the age of 79 in the hospital of his home town Philadelphia. The news of Bobby Rydell’s death has shocked every rock and roll fan out there as he was an icon of the industry.
The life of Bobby Rydell
On April 26, 1942, Robert Louis Ridarelli, known as Bobby Rydell, was born to Jennie Ridarelli and Adrio “Al” Ridarelli.
He grew up in the Lower Moyamensing neighborhood of South Philadelphia. His love for music started at a very young age as he started singing and playing drums at six.
Bobby Rydell commenced his professional career in 1950. Rydell, who was only eight years old, won the talent show and landed a role on the television series Paul Whiteman’s TV Teen Club.
Later, Robert Louis Ridarelli changed his stage name to Bobby Rydell and played in several bands. He released three unsuccessful singles for small companies during his early days.
However, after signing a recording contract with Cameo Records, his single “Kissin’ Time” made the charts in 1959.
Similarly, he gained momentum and became a teenage icon after his second album, “We Got Love.” crushed the music charts selling over a million copies and gaining the gold disc status. His following albums like “Wild One” and “Little Bitty Girl,” also gained massive success selling over a million copies.
Rydell marked his film debut in the 1963 hit musical movie Bye Bye Birdie. He later starred in several movies, television series, and comedy shows throughout his career.
Throughout his musical career, Bobby Rydell had 34 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
Popstar Bobby Rydell is no more
The Popstar and 60’s teenage sensation Bobby Rydell died at the age of 79 in the hospital of his home town Philadelphia.
Rydell had previously gone through a double organ transplant in 2012. He had to cancel several concerts due to his deteriorating health. However, he recovered from the transplantation and performed several concerts.
Then on April 5, 2022, the ‘Teen Idol’ and rock and roll star Bobby Rydell died at the hospital due to pneumonia complications.