Rydell thankful for the gift of life from organ donor

Bobby Rydell signed books at the Springfield Country Club. The event was sponsored by Main Line Health Auxiliaries. This is his new book, “Bobby Rydell: Teen Idol on the Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances.”ANNE NEBORAK — DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA
SPRINGFIELD >> Fans of Bobby Rydell remember the teen idol from South Philadelphia who sang “Wildwood Days.” On May 9, the Penn Valley resident spoke and signed his new tell-all book, “Bobby Rydell: Teen Idol on the Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances” at the Springfield Country Club.

Rydell was the speaker at the Main Line Health Auxiliaries luncheon. The Main Line Health Auxiliaries include Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Riddle Hospital and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital.

It was a chance for fans to ask questions and even sing with Rydell. Steven Katz, a friend of Rydell’s, moderated the event.

“Just because I was from Philly didn’t mean I would get on the Dick Clark show. But when I took him the demo of ‘Kissin Time,’ he said that was a hit. Dick Clark started my career. He was always a sweetheart,” said Rydell. Continue reading

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