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The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, · Page 53

Ottawa, Canada
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Friday, August 14, 1964
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r s AUGUST 14 - 20 THE; TV? JO URNJL rar-uazing . y : With Sandy Gardiner BOBBY RYDELL . It br Break It am m J- Make M:3 By CHARLES F. JUSTICE NEW YORK Robert ' Louis Louis RldarelU, just turned ' 22 years of age, says Jie is not'jyet ready for the really big time in , show business. . ' : 1 Just dont.have it yet," the 4 wispy,- blond youngster known ; to his countless teenage fans '. as Bobby Rydell states firmly. '. "I need more training,' more ' experience, before ' I can consider myself ready to take the big step. I give, myself another five years ' - " w : " i The . soft-spoken young veteran of 13 years in show busl-. ness .Issue this modest state-ment backstage at the Copaca-bana where he recently was making his' third appearance before appreciative adult audiences.''' N s r : I : Now that he is past 21, does he plan to aim for such an older .audience instead, of the . teen-agers who have - been largely responsible for the sale of 15,-OOO.CCa of his records? : - "I'd like to appeal to them both," he says . diplomatically, . "but I'll btick with the kids as long as I can." . t When Rydell, whose slight frame belies his bounding r energy, says he doesn't "have it yet," what he means is that he feels he has not yet attained v- the versatility of such showmen ' at Sammy Davis Jr., whom he . ."Someday, Td like to do a musical comedy," he says a bit wistfully, "but right now I've got a lot of work ahead of me just practicing and picking up '" experience , ; : ' ' -' " For thiV; reason he has given .'himself another five years to -'round out his professional talents. He will concentrate on recording cessions, personal appearances ' and the night ' club 'circuit along with some televi-- sioa spots. '" '. 7 ' Rydell was born April 26, 1942, in Philadelphia and still lives near there with his family in. a newly bought home. It might be said jocularly that he loafed- until, the age of . nine . -when he won his first spot on Paul Whlieman's TV Teen Club. The rest is teen history that includes; appearances on the , major television variety shows, . a Hollywood movie and night club and personal appearance dates around the country. ; "I'm home less than a month V out of the year,", he regrets, for . the' Ridarellis are a close-knit family. When home he takes it easy "loafing, sleeping a lot and . listening to my jazz collection." , Home life is not the cnly comfort denied this very busy young man thus far. He has bad to sacrifice romance. : : , "I meet girls," he says, "but then I have to leave town to ' keep a,dub date or something.' Maybe I won't be back for a year. It's pretty hard to run a romance that way." Cut he feels that this prob-lea will .work Itself out. : In : about five years, that is. ; k CILLA'S ON TOP "' 'V; Cilia Black's the girl going places with her latest v disc, a beat ballad entitled, tlYoure My ..World.M Cilia is the only female with Brian Epstein's organi-tlon-, which . controls The Beatles, Gerry and The J"' Pacemakers, and BillyvJ Kramer arid .The Dakotas. - ,. . , , i ..t iivririio'iMfiii i Mm OF THE WORLD If..' - - ri. 0 - 1 V' ' i L V ' .. ... 1 V DAVE CLARK FIVE PLUS ONE ;;; , Still going strong-that's the Dave Clark Five, ust out in the States with. a new, single titled "Be- use'Vand in Britain with "Thinking of You Baby." With the Five in the above picture is Ed Sullivan. 4' ' , - " EVEHYEODY KNOWS EI ' u Meet Peter and Gordon, the duo from the Old Country who followed their British buddies, The Beatles to the top of the best sellers with "World Without Love." Their follow-up, "Nobody I Know," is also taking the same path to gain them greater recognition; .

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