Steve Kline Ages of Rock
1938: Duane Eddy is born.
1942: Birthday of singer and actor Bobby Rydell, born Robert Ridarelli in Philadelphia. In 1960, he’s a hit in a local TV talent show, changes his name to Bobby Rydell and sings with several Philly-area groups before signing a contract with Cameo Records. In addition to starring as Hugo Peabody opposite Ann Margret in the movie version of Bye Bye Birdie, Rydell has more than 30 Top 40 hits. Here are two of the biggest, Wild One, which peaked at #2, followed by Volare, which hit #4: