Bobby Rydell who became a teen idol in the late 1950s and, with his pleasant voice, stage presence, and nice-guy demeanor died of pneumonia.

Mr. Rydell’s recording prime included the period generally between 1959 when Elvis Presley was in the Army and Buddy Holly died in a plane accident, and 1964 when Beatlemania hit America.

It didn’t hurt that Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand” was communicated in those years from Philadelphia, the home of Mr. Rydell’s name, Cameo Records.

Mr. Rydell was a pop peculiarity yet scarcely a state-of-the-art hero. In any case, he sold much a larger number of records than some of those who were.

Throughout his recording career, he put 19 singles on the Billboard Top 40 and 34 on the Hot 100.

His name alone could invoke a whole time: The 1970s rock song “Grease,” in two its Broadway and film forms, was set in 1959 at the fictional Rydell High School.

Jennie Sapienza And Adrio Ridarelli: Meet Bobby Rydell Parents

Bobby Rydell was born on April 26, 1942, to Jennie Sapienza and Adrio Ridarelli.

Adrio Ridarelli

Bobby’s father, Adrio Ridarelli was a machine shop foreman, and in 1995 the city of Philadelphia honored South 11th Street, where he grew up, as Bobby Rydell Boulevard.

Jennie Sapienza

Sadly, Jennie Sapienza had a brain disorder while married to Bobby’s father, Adrio. Bobby revealed that he was a victim of his mother’s brain disorder.


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