Bobby Rydell stopped by our very own Library Express on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 to meet fans and sign copies of his 2016 autobiography Teen Idol on the Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances. Rydell includes a reference to Scranton in the book.
Bobby Rydell had a string of hit songs in the late 1950s-early 1960s (including Volare, We Got Love, Wild One, and Forget Him). He also starred with Ann-Margret in the 1963 film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie. He continues to tour all over the world. He was also memorialized in the 1978 movie Grease with the high school's name, Rydell High.
Rydell mentions Scranton on page 178 of his autobiography, discussing his change in management: