Bobby Rydell writes of his encounters with such giants of 20th century show business as Frank Sinatra, Ann-Margret, The Beatles, Red Skelton, Jack Benny and Dick Clark, whose Philly-based American Bandstand helped make Rydell the world's biggest teen idol in the years between Elvis Presley's army induction and the advent of Beatlemania. Rydell also delves into the darker and more dramatic aspects of his life, including the death of his beloved first wife, Camille, his decades of alcohol abuse, and the last-ditch transplant surgery that saved his life.
Bobby Rydell is a singer who was born and raised in South Philadelphia. He appeared on American Bandstand for the first time in 1959 and had 19 Top 40 hits.
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