• Dave Strause, (center) (from left) John Smiles, Phil Capp, Joe Vegas, Frauklin Dee and Bob Capp.

    The Sho Stoppers (Levittown, Pa)
    aka The Show Stoppers (1) ????

    Personnel :

    Dave Strause (Robby Stark)

    John Smiles

    Phil Capp

    Joe Vegas

    Frauklin Dee

    Bob Capp

    Discography :

    The Sho Stoppers
    1962 - Little Angel / ??? (???)
    1963 - The Day That Roc'k ‘n’ Roll Dies / ??? (KP ?)

    (Maybe) The Show Stoppers (1)
    1963 - Hee Haw / Doctor oF Love (Amber 212)
    1963 - But Who Will Pay / Cynthia (Amber ?)

    Biography :

    From a newspaper article about The Sho Stoppers :
    This vocal & instrumental group from Levittown has cut some records : “The Day That Roc'k ‘n’ Roll Dies” on KP records. The record The record was successful in Trenton. Previously, the group’s most successful record was called “Little Angel.”  The combo has many talents that are displayed in comedy, vocal, instrumental and dancing mutines. The musicians play several instruments interchangeably that include the drums, bass, trombone, trumpet, sax. clarinet and guitar.

    The Sho-Stoppers have appeared all over the country in such famous clubs as the Fremont Hotel and the Riviera louunge in Las Vegas. The « Golden Nugget” in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The “Rocking MB” and Dream Lounge in the Jennia Hotel in Miami Beach.  They have also appeared on the Dick Clark TV’ Show and in a marathon for cancer in Baltimore with Patti Page and Sammy Davis Jr.  The group has appeared locally at the Erie Social in Northeast Philadelphia, the Carlo Circle Bar also in the Northeast and at Al-jo’s in Jersey. Dave Strause, has worked with Bobby Darin, Steve Gibson and the Red Caps and the Flamingoes.

    Songs :

    The Show Stoppers (1)

    Cynthia                                         Doctor oF Love



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