Bobby Rydell and Allan Slutsky on Rydell’s autobiography Teen Idol on the Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances

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Guests: Bobby Rydell and Allan Slutsky

South Philadelphia native BOBBY RYDELL launched his music career after he won a talent show, and became a teen idol  in the late 50s and early 60s. Known for hits like “Wild One” and “Volare” and his role in the film edition of Bye Bye Birdie, he came to fame alongside other Philly locals Frankie Avalon and Fabian. In this hour of Radio Times, Marty is joined by American Bandstand star Rydell and his co-author ALLAN SLUTSKY to discuss his autobiography Teen Idol on the Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances. Rydell explores his music career, his relationship with his parents, his struggle with alcoholism that began in the early 90s, the loss of his wife, his liver and kidney transplant surgery, and more.

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