Bobby Rydell hails from Philadelphia and was part of the local music scene with Frankie Avalon and Fabian.
Bobby Rydell was more talented than other teen idols and early in his career he was the drummer (left handed) for a group called Rocko & The Saints. The group also had a child prodigy trumpet player named Frankie Avalon, this was prior to both of their singing careers.
Bobby Rydell had a big string of hit songs and he appeared in the film Bye Bye Birdie with Ann-Margret in 1963. Here are some of “Bobby Rydell’s Greatest Hits”.