BOBBY RYDELL

Bobby Rydell isn’t your average teen idol. He was a drummer at the age of five, a recording star at 17, a movie star at 21 (Bye Bye Birdie) and, although his buddy Frankie Avalon played Teen Angel in Grease,  the kids went to Rydell High. But when we met Bobby it was all about Wildwood. We were shooting our documentary, Wildwood Days and, of course, Bobby’s iconic song was our theme. We met up with him after a concert in West Palm Beach, where he shared stories of his own Wildwood days. You can read all about Bobby’s  life and six-decade career in his autobiography, Bobby Rydell: Teen Idol on the Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances.