Volare singer Bobby Rydell has died. Bobby, who rose to fame in the 1950s and 60s died aged 79.
According to a report by Variety, Bobby Rydell’s death was made known on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. He died of Pneumonia, Variety reports.
Rydell’s fame as the epitome of an American teen pop star in the days just prior to rock’s British Invasion was such that Rydell High School in the Broadway musical and subsequent film “Grease” was named after him.
An actor also portrayed him in a performance scene in the film “Green Book.”
The singer had 34 singles chart on the Billboard Hot 100, the most well-remembered of which include “Wild One,” which reached No. 2, and “Volare,” a No. 4 hit. Other top 10 songs included “Swingin’ School,” “The Cha-Cha-Cha.” His run of top 10 songs began with “We Got Love,” which reached No. 6 in 1959, and ended with “Forget Him” in 1964.