Who was Bobby Rydell ? Biography, Family, Net Worth & More

bobby rydell Biography

Bobby Rydell was an American singer and actor.. He performed at the Copacabana in New York City in 1961, where he was the youngest performer to headline at the nightclub.In February 1961 he appeared at the Festival du Rock, at the Palais des Sports de Paris in Paris, France.

Who is Bobby Rydell ?

Bobby Rydell was an American singer and actor best known for his rock and roll performances. He was considered an adolescent idol in the early 1960s. “Wild One” and “Volare” (cover) are two of his most well-known songs, and he appeared in the 1963 film Bye Bye Birdie. Rydell continued to perform on the road for the rest of his life, frequently alongside Frankie Avalon and Fabian as The Golden Boys. In 2016, his autobiography was released.

Bobby Rydell Wiki Bio

Name Bobby Rydell
Date Of Birth

26 April 1942 

Age ( 2022 ) 79 years
Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality American
Profession American singer
Education Graduation
Last Update 2023
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Bobby Rydell Parents and Early Life

Now we are discussing his parents and Family.His parents always supported his career. Rydell was the son of Jennie (Sapienza) and Adrio “Al” Ridarelli.In 1950, he won a talent show on the television series Paul Whiteman’s TV Teen Club and gained a spot in the cast, where he remained for several years. He changed his name to Bobby Rydell and played in several bands in the Philadelphia area.

His educational background is not very clear. He went to a local private school for her primary education. For his higher education, he went to some private university. His exact education is not very clear but he seems to be a graduate.

Father Name Jennie
Mother Name Not Known
Siblings Robert Ridarelli

Bobby Rydell Wife and Children

Rydell was married to his first wife, Camille Quattrone Ridarelli, from 1968 until her death in 2003 and they had two children. He married Linda Hoffman in 2009.Rydell was a longtime resident of Penn Valley, Pennsylvania and lived in the same housefrom 1963 to 2013.

Marital Status Married
Spouse / Partner Linda Hoffman (m. 2009)

Camille Quattrone Ridarelli (m. 1968–2003)

Children Jennifer Ridarelli, Robert Ridarelli

Bobby Rydell Net Worth

Bobby Rydell has an estimated Net Worth of $10 Million at the time of his death..He earns a good fortune from his hard work , which he devotes a lot of time to and where he presents oneself entirely.

Name Bobby Rydell
Net Worth  $10 Million
Income Source American singer
Last Update 2023

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Bobby Rydell Professional Career

After three unsuccessful singles for small companies, he signed a recording contract with Cameo Records. After a couple of flops, “Kissin’ Time” made the charts in 1959.In May 1960, Rydell toured Australia with The Everly Brothers, Billy “Crash” Craddock, Marv Johnson, The Champs, and The Crickets. He recorded an Australian version of “Kissin’ Time” for the tour.

His second success was “We Got Love”. It was his first album to sell a million copies and obtained gold disc status. “Wild One”, followed with “Little Bitty Girl”, was his second million-selling single. He continued releasing hit songs with “Swingin’ School” which was backed by “Ding-A-Ling”, and Volare later that year sold over a million copies.

Rydell’s success and prospects led his father, Adrio, a foreman at the Electro-Nite Carbon Company in Philadelphia, to resign in 1961 after 22 years to become his son’s road manager.Rydell released the song “Wildwood Days” in 1963; it reached Number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remained on the chart for nine weeksA mural on the Wildwood, New Jersey boardwalk (painted in 2014) honors Rydell, whose song placed the community in the national spotlight.

In January 1968, it was announced in the U.K. music magazine NME that Rydell had signed a long term recording contract with Reprise Records.He continued to perform in nightclubs, supper clubs and Las Vegas venues throughout the 1970s and 1980s, but his career was hampered by Cameo-Parkway catalog owner ABKCO Records’ refusal to reissue Rydell’s music, so the entire catalog was unavailable until 2005 .

He would have one more hit after 1965, a disco re-recording of “Sway” which reached the adult contemporary music chart in 1976.Rydell continued to tour throughout the remainder of his life, often with Frankie Avalon and Fabian; they performed under the name The Golden Boys.His autobiography was published in 2016.