The Early Rockin' Years II:
The Bobby Curtola Connection
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Ray St. Germain
Reunion of two Curtola Touring Bands from Brandon
with Bill & Sue-On Hillman
Big Dyck Cadillac
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Dovermen Reunion 2002
Before Show After Show
Showtime: Dovermen On Stage
HE'S SIMPLY GREAT
You've heard that Bobby Curtola is great and now you've seen it for yourselves - because he proved it Saturday. This was the evening he sang for Portage teens at a local show which was the completion of a tour of Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba towns.
The reception, according to Fred Smith of Brandon, the gentleman in charge of the tour, was the same everywhere Bobby and the Dovermen played -- Great!
Two thousand young fans brought in the year 1965 with Bobby at the Brandon Roller Rink.
Four Portage lasses ended their vocal praise of Bobby's program quickly -- by fainting. This is by no means a record, however, for dimpled 20-year-old Bobby who boasts more than 20 hit singles and five record albums.
In performances earlier this year the Dovermen backed the Newbeats (on fifteen notice incidentally), Roger Miller and the Everly Brothers.
The boys are rhythm guitarist and vocalist, 18-year-old Del Keith Dubbin; 19-year-old drummer Warren Hannay; John Bishop, the curly headed and youngest member, a 17-year-old bass guitar player; and lead guitar man, 21-year-old Bill Hillman.
a swell tour
"Love & Hugs"
- pretty as ever!
A Partial List
Bill Hillman | Warren Hannah | DelKeith Dubbin | Bobby Curtola | John Bishop
Acclaimed Firsts in Canadian Music History:
FIRST: Canadian, by means of his own record and publishing company to release and promote his own songs - hitting #1 on national radio charts
FIRST: Canadian to be officially credited with a Gold Album, a Million Seller and 30 Top Ten Singles and Albums
FIRST: Singer to host a Canadian Television Show which received Top National Rating, "The After Four Show" on CFTO
FIRST: Singer voted to appear in the spectacular Calgary Stampede and Edmonton Klondike Days, by a poll listing the Top North American Artists
FIRST: Performer to travel coast to coast in Canada, starring on his own show, in concerts and clubs, establishing Tour Circuits for other artists
FIRST: Canadian to ever receive a Five Year Las Vegas Contract, and was with the Hughes Hotel chain, one of the largest on the strip
FIRST: Performer to initiate lobbying for government legislation regarding Canadian content in the Canadian Music Industry CRTC Ruling
FIRST: Artist in North America to record a jingle that sounded like a top 40 hit record that revolutionized advertising. He won the "Jingle Award" for his song "Things Go Better With Coke"
BOBBY CURTOLA SHOW SETS
3. 3 Rows Over
4. Indian Giver
5. Walking With My Angel
Hand In Hand
7. Come Home Little Girl
8. Little Girl Blue
10. Mean Woman Blues
11. Hound Dog
1. Fortune Teller
2. Move Over
3. Destination Love
4. Sweet Heart
5. Girls Girls
7. Wise Men (Can't Help Falling In Love)
8. They Say
9. Alone and Lonely
10. Coke G
12. Shaking C
13. What'd I Say D
14. Clap Your Hands G
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