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Name: Bobby Curtola  
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Date of Birth: 17th April 1944
Place of Birth: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Bobby Curtola, CM (April 17, 1944 –) is an early Canadian Rock and Roll singer and one-time teen idol.

Born Robert Allen Curtola, in Port Arthur, Ontario, Curtola had several songs on the Canadian music charts beginning with "Hand In Hand With You" in 1960 and his biggest chart-topper came in 1962 with the song, "Fortune Teller" which was also successful internationally.

In 1966 he won a RPM Gold Leaf Award for becoming the first Canadian to have an album go "Gold." In the early 1970s, Curtola hosted a CTV musical series entitled, Shake, Rock and Roll and Curtola went on to a successful singing career at Las Vegas casino venues and still performs at various clubs today. In the 1980s, in an attempt at updating his image, Curtola briefly adopted the billing Boby Curtola and released one album under this name before reverting to his original spelling.

In 1998, in recognition of his long service to the Canadian music industry as well as his humanitarian work around the world, he was made a member of the Order of Canada.

Besides his musical work, Curtola is also a business entrepreneur, marketing a successful brand of Caesar cocktail. He is also chief executive officer of Home Farms Technologies, a Canadian-based company specializing in environmentally friendly waste management systems.

Curtola's best-known singles include:

  • Hand in Hand With You
  • Fortune Teller
  • Johnny Take Your Time
  • Don't Sweetheart Me
  • Aladdin
  • Three Rows Over
  • Hitchhiker
  • Makin' Love

External Links

  • Order of Canada Citation
  • Official website
  • Home Farms Technologies website

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