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The Sock Hop Reunion
April 27, 2002 
Keystone Centre 
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
The Sock Hop Reunion
BOBBY CURTOLA
Ray St. Germain
Reunion of two Curtola Touring Bands from Brandon
The Martells
The Dovermen 
with Bill & Sue-On Hillman
plus
Big Dyck Cadillac
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Dovermen Reunion 2002
Before Show                                                                                       After Show
Warren ~ Sue-On ~ Bobby ~ Bill ~ JohnDoug Matthews ~ Warren ~ Sue-On ~ Bobby ~ BillWarren ~ Doug ~ Bill ~ John ~ Sue-On
Showtime: Dovermen On Stage



BACK TO THE '60s


Bobby Was Just Too Much
MOB SCENE:
2000 FANS SURGE AFTER CURTOLA
-- Almost Trampled

CURTOLA PROVED IT, 
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.


THE BOBBY CURTOLA TOUR
To Bill
Best Regards,
a swell tour
Bobby Curtola
To Suzie
"Love & Hugs"
xxxx
- pretty as ever!
Bobby Curtola
Bobby Curtola
International Fan Club
Box 40 ~ Postal Station "T"
Toronto 19, Ontario - Canada




Bobby Curtola
and the
Dovermen Tour
1964-1965

1964
December
18 ~ Neepawa
19 ~ Brandon Roller Rink
22 ~ Minnedosa Collegiate
23 ~ Killarney Collegiate
25 ~ Virden Legion
26 ~ Oxbow Hall
27 ~ Binscarth Hall
28 ~ Moosamin
29 ~ Regina Armouries
30 ~ Estevan
31 ~ Brandon

1965
January
1 ~ Birtle
2 ~ Portage La Prairie






Dovermen Winnipeg Agent
BOBBY CURTOLA
Acclaimed Firsts in Canadian Music History:
FIRST: Canadian to be acclaimed as National Teenage Idol with a fan club across Canada, of more than 500,000 fans
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

Show 1
1. Hitchhiker
2. Aladdin
3. 3 Rows Over
4. Indian Giver
5. Walking With My Angel
6. Corinna
 Hand In Hand
7. Come Home Little Girl
8. Little Girl Blue
9. Coke
10. Mean Woman Blues
11. Hound Dog
12. Texan
13. Saints
Show 2
1. Fortune Teller
2. Move Over
3. Destination Love
4. Sweet Heart
5. Girls Girls
6. Ruby
7. Wise Men  (Can't Help Falling In Love)
8. They Say
9. Alone and Lonely
10. Coke  G
11. Johnny
12. Shaking  C
13. What'd I Say   D
14. Clap Your Hands  G

The Curtola tour was great... Bobby was very professional and a nice guy, his manager Mrs. Martell was a demanding perfectionist and added to our storehouse of show biz "know how," we had all the free Coca Cola we could drink, the crowds were Standing Room Only and treated us like pop stars... really an incredible experience. Sadly we couldn't sign on with Bobby after our tour of the Canadian prairies as most of us decided that our day job careers, wives-to-be and education came first. I returned once again to the drudgery of college classes... and Bobby signed another local band, The Challengers, to tour with him across the US as the Martells.

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Sock Hop Reunion
Photo Album I
Sock Hop Reunion
Brandon, Manitoba
Bobby Curtola On Tour
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Bill  Hillman
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At The Cantina
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MEET BOBBY
Mr. Rock 'n' Roll
EARLY YEARS I
Fan Portraits
ROCKIN' SIXTIES II
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ROCKIN' INTO THE 
21st CENTURY
ORDER OF CANADA
Bobby Curtola, C.M.
 TOUR DATES
Cruisin' With Bobby
CAUGHT IN OUR SITE I
Bobby On The Web Pt. 1
CAUGHT IN OUR SITE II
Bobby On The Web Pt. 2
NEWS FLASHES
Bobby's Bulletin Board
CURTOLA STORY
Bio ~ Discography ~ Photos
 ROCK 'n' ROLL LEGEND
FAVOURITE WEB LINKS
Rock 'n' Roll Sites
CURTOLA MANIA
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