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Bobby Rydell

Bobby Rydell landed 34 songs on the Top 40 charts and sold more than 25 million records. He writes about his life and career in a new book, “Teen Idol on the Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances.”  It’s a very personal and honest book about his struggles with alcohol, the death of his first wife Camille, and career ups and downs.  We discussed why he decided to write the book and some of the anecdotes he shares, including being acknowledged by Paul McCartney as an influence on The Beatles, working with Jack Benny and George Burns, and breaking into the music business as a teenager.