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Three Sharps & A Flat

Posted by Jim Botticelli  December 2, 2013 10:38 AM

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Photo from Chrissy LoBue Young

"This is my dad, a member of a 50's quartet called Three Sharps & A Flat," writes Chrissy LoBue Young. "In the front is Donnie Clayman from Mora Street, Dot. To the left is Tommy Diskin from Galivan Boulevard, Milton End. At the top is John Schultz, and to the right is my dad,fondly known by all my friends as "Luigi, Louis "Johnny" LoBue and yes, he was the flat. They drew straws and he got it."

""He and the boys would play at Rose Sidman's Dance Studio at Grove Hall. They were a big hit in the Dorchester area, almost a 50's version of New Kids on the Block. Clayman went on to become a foot doctor, while Diskin joined the Navy. Schultz became a minister and Chrissy's dad did 38 years at Polaroid. Early in his retirement he won a singing contest and the first prize was a karaoke machine. He launched a new career emceeing karaoke nights on the South Shore doing what he had been born to do, SING!" To this day he has the voice of a crooner.

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Jim Botticelli, a 1976 Northeastern University graduate, is a retired Boston Public Schools teacher. In college, he drove a cab and learned the city's cow paths. An avid collector of More »

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