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Bobby Rydell, singer and Philadelphia native, dies at 79


PHILADELPHIA — Singer and Philadelphia native Bobby Rydell died Tuesday at Jefferson Hospital, Action News has learned.

The 1950s teen idol was known for his hits “Wildwood Days,” “Volare,” “Swinging School,” among others.

Rydell also appeared in the movie “Bye, Bye, Birdie” with Dick Van Dyke and Ann Margret in 1963.

The music legend was 79 years old.

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