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Remember Bobby Curtola?
I'm not in my 50s, so I don't. But he was once, in the 1960s, a big deal, topping charts with catchy pop songs like “Fortune Teller,” and, for some reason, he was at City Hall on Friday afternoon.
Chaperoned, for some reason, by councillor-turned-lobbyist Chris Korwin-Kuczynski, Curtola wandered into numerous councillors’ offices for some surprise serenading. Gloria Lindsay Luby was excited about this; she, like Curtola, is from Thunder Bay, and she remembers when Curtola was “big everywhere.” Joe Mihevc, conversely, appeared rather unimpressed. “This place is weird,” he said after Curtola left. “Rob Ford's the mayor, this guy's going into people's offices and singing songs..."
In addition to all singing, Curtola signed lots of little photos he brought – for both people who wanted them and people who didn’t.