The passing of Bobby Rydell on the surface was but a small ripple on the deep well of the news cycle, but there’s no way it wouldn’t cast a pall over this episode of FTB. At 4 years old I was struck by the power of music through him. Hey, it takes a village you know. Regardless of the spark that causes Music to become a central part of your life, I’m happy it hit me so young. My thank you to Robert Louis Ridarelli is called “Rydell Remembered” and contained within. Joining in the fest are Bill Demain, Kenny White, Famous Groupies, Paul McCartney, Squeeze, Joni Mitchell, Alejandro Escovedo, The Smile, Trombone Shorty, Dr. Lonnie Smith, War, Jackson 5, Santana, Jon Batiste, Thelonious Monk, Rickie Lee Jones, Sondre Lerche, Ryan Adams, Chris Whitley, John Martyn, P.P. Arnold, Angel Olsen, Neko Case, Kelly Willis, The Replacements, Darden Smith, Mammoth WVH, The Stone Roses, Genesis, David Sylvian & Robert Fripp, The Waterboys, The Clash & Ranking Roger, Calexico, Swan Dive, Daryl Hall, Sam Cooke, Anderson East, Delbert McClinton, Leon Bridges, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tone-Loc, Tower of Power, Foo Fighters, James Gang, Joe Walsh, Pink Floyd and MORE. Thanks for listening.
APRIL 26, 1961 AMERICAN BANDSTAND
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