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17 April 1944, Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada. Bobby Curtola was a popular Top 40 singer and teen idol in Canada throughout the early 60s. Singing in a church choir at first, he recorded his debut, Hand In Hand With You, in late 1959. His popularity among teenage girls grew swiftly and before long he was appearing on television shows in Canada, the USA and Europe. Between 1960-66, Curtola released more than 30 singles on the Tartan label, most of which reached the Top 10 in Canada. Two of those, Fortuneteller and Aladdin, made the US Top 100 in 1962 on Del-Fi Records. After the hits stopped, Curtola went on to record jingles and began working the Las Vegas night club circuit in 1970, where he was still performing in the 90s.