Growing up in the 4th Ward of New York Cities
Lower East Side, it was inevitable that Bobby would become part of a Doo Wop group. Under every street lamp and in every hallway
you would hear that unforgettable blending of voices. Harmonizing on street corners was what
everyone did. The most well known of
these neighborhood groups was Johnny Maestro and the Crests.
A natural first tenor, Bobby added his talents to the El
Notes. The El Notes sang at the Café Wa
in the West Village on the same bill as Bob Dillon and the late Richard
Prior. They also shared a billboard with
the Capri’s and the legendary MC - Clay Cole.
The El Notes made an appearance on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour, a national
In 1986, after a long break from singing, Bobby along with
Carmine started the group Just Friends.
During the past 25 years Just Friends has performed with some of the
greatest acts in Doo Wop history. They
have shared a stage with Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge; Larry Chance
and the Earls; Lenny Coco and the Chimes; Jay Black and the Americans; Little
Anthony and the Imperials; Ruby and the Romantics; The Impalas; The Dupree’s;
The Classics; The Mystics; The Dubs, the list goes on and on. Just Friends also made several appearances on
WCBS FM’s, Don K. Reed’s “Doo Wop Shop”.
Bobby said “We have been entertaining
our friends for over 25 years. I love what we do . . . we
have fun . . . that’s what it’s all about”.