Bobby Rydell Dead
Bobby Rydell, one of the earliest teen idols in the 1960s, has passed away.
Bobby, whose hits included “Volare” and “Wild One,” passed away on Tuesday. The cause of death has yet to be determined.
Bobby was a key figure in the Philadelphia music dynasty… so important that streets were named after him. Bobby’s smash “Swinging School,” according to Paul McCartney, was the inspiration for The Beatles’ early mega-hit “She Loves You.”
Bobby toured with Frankie Avalon and Fabian as part of The Golden Boys’ stage performance, and he was by far the most brilliant singer of the trio of adolescent idols.
While Bobby is most known for his music, he was also a gifted actor who appeared on TV, theater, and film, most famously in the film adaptation of “Bye Bye Birdie” starring Ann-Margret and Dick Van Dyke.
In the Broadway and film versions of “Grease,” there’s even a tribute to Bobby: the high school, “Rydell High,” is named after him.
Bobby sold over 25 million records … and his other hits include “Kissin’ Time, “Sway,” “I’ve Got Bonnie,” “The Cha-Cha-Cha” and “Forget Him.”
Bobby Rydell Cause of daeth
He was 79.