Bobby Rydell in conversation with Anthony DeCurtis

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From his vivid childhood on the fabled streets of South Philadelphia to his reign as the Justin Bieber of the “Camelot” era, his battles with alcoholism and his lifesaving double-transplant surgery, multitalented entertainer Bobby Rydell has traveled a compelling journey in the music industry and beyond.

He chronicled those travels in a critically acclaimed autobiography, Teen Idol on the Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances. Rydell “has unbelievable stories to tell, and he’s sharing the good, the bad, and the fascinating,” says Parade Magazine — and he told those stories and more at 92Y in conversation with Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis. He also sang some of his favorite songs — and demonstrated why he is as excited about performing for his fans as he has ever been and deeply grateful for the opportunity to do so.