Friday, July 15, 2016

The Bobby Blitz Continues

As mentioned during our week long Bobby Rydell series, Ron Onesti has booked The Teen Idol for a one night only, special appearance at The Arcada Theatre.

Complete details are below ... and we've even got a chance for a couple of lucky Forgotten Hits Readers to win a pair of tickets to see the show.

Bobby Rydell makes his first-ever appearance at The Arcada Theatre on Saturday, November 26th ... tickets are on sale now thru the link below ...

And drop me an email (with BOBBY TICKETS in the subject line) and we'll enter you in our special drawing to win a pair of tickets to the show. or

An evening with teen idol, 


"Wild One" "Volare"


Bobby Rydell’s career spans six decades and encompasses every area of the entertainment world. His debut in the late 50’s as a rock & roll teen idol lead to starring roles in such hit films as “Bye Bye Birdie” and plays such as “West Side Story.” Bobby has made countless network TV appearances throughout the world on shows like Ed Sullivan, Jack Benny, George Burns, Milton Berle, Perry Como and of course American Bandstand. Bobby has earned a reputation as a classic performer. Not only is he a superb singer whose voice has gotten better over the years – he has proved to be an outstanding drummer, an agile dancer and an extremely fine actor, with an unsurpassed knack for comedy.

Plus Bobby's doing a bunch of other appearances as a way of promoting his new book "Teen Idol On The Rocks".  PR Extraordinaire Randy Alexander shares this information with our readers ...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
BOBBY RYDELL in Conversation with Anthony DeCurtis
92nd Street Y
Lexington Ave. at 92nd St.
Buttenweiser Hall
at 8:00 PM
‘Justin Bieber of the Camelot Era’ 
to Bring Candid, Compelling
‘Tale of Second Chances’ to Fans of All Ages 
with Series of Intimate
Concerts, Conversations, and Book Signings
Story of Rise to Superstardom through Alcoholism and Life-Saving Double Transplant Surgery Hailed as ‘Captivating,’ ‘Charming,’ ‘Extraordinary,’ ‘Unbelievable,’ ‘Highly Entertaining,’ ‘Deeply Personal,’ ‘Sometimes Painful,’ ‘Fascinating’ ... and More!
PHILADELPHIA  – With reviewers unanimously agreeing that multitalented entertainer BOBBY RYDELL has told one hell of a story in his compelling new autobiography, TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS, the Justin Bieber of the “Camelot” era will be bringing his brutally candid and compelling “Tale of Second Chances” directly to his fans with an extensive nationwide Special Events & Book Tour.
Running concurrently with his ongoing concert performances, both solo and alongside fellow South Philly “Golden Boys” Frankie Avalon and Fabian, Rydell’s promotional Special Events & Book Tour will allow Bobby Watchers young and old to see and hear all sides of America’s original teen idol as he combines traditional book signings with distinctly intimate performances and conversations with Grammy award-winning writers and musicians, and other music and entertainment media veterans. Rydell will be signing copies of TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS: A Tale of Second Chances (Doctor Licks Publishing, 249 pp., $16.95) at all special events and personal appearances as well.
Among the interviewers scheduled to be “in conversation” with Rydell will be Rolling Stone contributing editor and Grammy-winning essayist Anthony DeCurtis, Ralph J. Gleason Award-winning author and Grammy-winning musician, arranger, and record producer Allan Slutsky, veteran New York TV personality Bill Boggs, and longtime Philadelphia music and entertainment columnist and radio personality Chuck Darrow. Slutsky, winner of the first Rolling Stone/BMI Gleason Award for writing Standing in the Shadows of Motown, later released as a highly acclaimed feature film, also is Rydell’s TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS co-author.
DeCurtis will be “in conversation” with Rydell at the 92Y in New York City (July 27), part of a prestigious decade-long series that has included Lou Reed, Sting, Deborah Harry, Alanis Morissette, Questlove, Clive Davis, and Dion. Darrow will chat with Rydell as part of “An Intimate Evening” concert performance at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park, NJ (Aug. 10); Boggs will lead a discussion with Rydell at the Friars Club in New York in October, and Slutsky and other music journalists and media personalities will host Q&A sessions this fall at numerous special concert events across the country.
From his vivid childhood on the fabled mid-20th-century streets of South Philadelphia through his more recent battles with alcoholism, and his lifesaving double-transplant surgery (he shares a liver with an eight-year-old girl), Rydell “has unbelievable stories to tell, and he’s sharing the good, the bad, and the fascinating,” says Parade Magazine. The Huffington Post adds: TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS is “pure rock n’ roll nostalgia with a big dose of personal memories that will tear your heart out. ... another reason to embrace him even more!”
Rita Cosby, Emmy-winning TV and radio host, calls the book “captivating, charming and extraordinary as the man himself,” professing her love for “its soaring story line.” Stu Bykofsky, widely regarded veteran Philadelphia Daily News columnist, praised Rydell’s “conversational style” and marveled how he “cuts himself no slack when he discusses how and when he crawled into the bottle” in a book “so honest and warm it makes you glad he got through it and is performing today.” Fox News, Closer Weekly, Radio Times (NPR), Goldmine, ABC News Radio, Associated Press Radio, Premiere Network, Westwood One, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Liz Smith, Mitch Albom, Cousin Brucie, John Fugelsang, Public Television’s Steve Adubato, and dozens more media already have clamored to interview Rydell for the book.
The attention surrounding TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS is just one aspect further confirming Rydell’s still explosive career. Aside from continuing to tour around the world as a “saloon swingin’” solo artist and with fellow South Philly “Golden Boys” Frankie Avalon and Fabian in a road show with over 30 years of staying power, Rydell will be gracing the silver screen next year in Taylor Hackford’s The Comedian with Robert De Niro ─ 54 years after his indelible song-and-dance acting stint opposite Ann-Margret in the iconic movie musical Bye Bye Birdie.
Humorous, tragic, and inspiring as well, TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS stands as one of the most important non-fiction books of 2016.
TEEN IDOL ON THE ROCKS is available NOW at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and book stores throughout America. Autographed copies and books with customized personal messages can be ordered exclusively at
Special Events

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Bobby Rydell In Conversation with Anthony DeCurtis  
92nd St. Y  
Buttenwieser Hall 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd St.  
New York, NY 10128 
Time: 8pm 
Tickets & Info: 212-415-5500    
Discussion and song with Rolling Stone senior editor Anthony DeCurtis, followed by book signing.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
An Intimate Evening with Bobby Rydell - The Original Teen Idol "Concert Conversation and Book Signing" 
Tim McLoone's Supper Club 
1200 Ocean Avenue 
Asbury Park, NJ 07712 
Dinner/Doors: 6:00pm - Show: 8:00pm 
Tickets & Info: 732-774-1155
In this INTIMATE EVENING of musical performance, conversation and book signing, BOBBY RYDELL will not only perform his hit songs like "Volare," "Wild One," "Sway," "Wildwood Days," "Forget Him," "We Got Love" and others, but will also share stories from his incredible life.
Book Signings
Saturday, July 23, 2016
B&N - Plymouth Meeting
2300 Chemical Road, Plymouth Mtg., PA 1-3pm
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Doylestown Bookshop
16 S. Main Street, Doylestown, PA 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Main Point Book Store
116 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 3-5pm
Friday, October 14, 2016
Wildwood Crest Library
6300 Atlantic Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ 2-4pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Books & Greetings
271 Livingston Street, Northvale, NJ 1-3pm
Saturday, November 19, 2016
B&N - Broomall
1991 Sproul Road, Broomall, PA 1-3pm
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