(#2) Bobby Rydell On His Friendship With the Great Buddy Rich
Bobby Rydell was a teen idol before my time. I was around but just a baby when he had hits like :Wild One” and “Volare” in 1960 and “Forget Him” three years later. All three sold a million copies. Rydell had 19 Top 40 hits. Through the years he’s made deep friendships from his childhood Philly friend Frankie Avalon, to his “Bye Bye Birdie” co-star Ann Margret and one of the greatest drummers in the word Buddy Rich. (Clip 003 – 1:53) Buddy Rich died in 1987 – he was 69.
Bobby Rydell released his autobiography, “Teen Idol on the Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances” a few years ago. We will have a link to purchase in the description of this video. Go to BobbyRydell.com for concert dates. We have clips from Bobby on three of our channel RockHistoryMusic, RockHistoryCanada and our Entertainment channel NailSheet – there will be link in the description of this video. – by John Beaudin
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John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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