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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2012, 12:57:16 PM »
One member of the Capri's later became a city police officer. They came from Ozone Park in Queens.

  That is it "Lucky". Thank you. Now I remember. The Capri's were one of the groups playing at the show and Bouser had said. "one member just retired from the New York City Police Dept".

  Thanks Guy, that was bugging me.
Yes, lead singer Nick Santo aka: The DooWop Cop. Unfortunately Nick passed away over a year ago. He had been ill for years with a lung removed. His wife was his caregiver for years and within 2 weeks of his passing she suddenly passed away. One of the members of "Midnite Rose" band that I play with is Tony Sergi who has been a member of the Capris for almost 30 years. Another DooWop cop is Emile Stucchio of the Classics know for their hit, "'Til Then". John Bauser puts on some nice shows up at the Casinos in Ct.

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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2012, 02:40:08 PM »
One member of the Capri's later became a city police officer. They came from Ozone Park in Queens.

  That is it "Lucky". Thank you. Now I remember. The Capri's were one of the groups playing at the show and Bouser had said. "one member just retired from the New York City Police Dept".

  Thanks Guy, that was bugging me.

That was Nick Santomaria, who worked in the 112 Pct. in Queens and later at Queens Central Booking. Unfortunately, he recently passed away. "There's A Moon Out Tonight", "Morse Code Of Love" among their great songs.

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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2012, 05:01:59 PM »
A few months back I was spinning some old lp's on my 1975 vintage Thorens turntable when my son and his friend came in and I heard the friend ask my son what the turntable was and my wise ass son replied "That's just my father taking a stroll down memory lane."

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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2012, 05:11:11 PM »
Just an FYI, I may only be 38, a pup compared to some of you, but I do know what a 45 is and owned quite a few in my younger years. That was before my sister used them to practice her frisbee technique.
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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2012, 05:23:00 PM »
Just an FYI, I may only be 38, a pup compared to some of you, but I do know what a 45 is and owned quite a few in my younger years. That was before my sister used them to practice her frisbee technique.
Ha, ha, ha, ha...........that's what the ex-wife used my lp's for when my kids were young. Love hearing those scratches now.

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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2012, 05:28:33 PM »
My sister had a pretty good arm. Broke quite a few of them.
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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2012, 01:33:24 AM »

[/quote] Yes, lead singer Nick Santo aka: The DooWop Cop. Unfortunately Nick passed away over a year ago. He had been ill for years with a lung removed. His wife was his caregiver for years and within 2 weeks of his passing she suddenly passed away. One of the members of "Midnite Rose" band that I play with is Tony Sergi who has been a member of the Capris for almost 30 years. Another DooWop cop is Emile Stucchio of the Classics know for their hit, "'Til Then". John Bauser puts on some nice shows up at the Casinos in Ct.
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  I saw Nick Santo at one of the Doo Wop Shows a few years ago at the Mohegan Sun Casino. I'm sorry to hear of his death. I wasn't aware of Emile Stucchio of the Classics also being a cop. Great tune "Til Then".

  Bauser always puts on a good show at the Mohegan Sun Casino. And if you get out that way, look up Uncle Willy, I'm only a short distance away.

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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2012, 01:40:47 AM »
One member of the Capri's later became a city police officer. They came from Ozone Park in Queens.

  That is it "Lucky". Thank you. Now I remember. The Capri's were one of the groups playing at the show and Bouser had said. "one member just retired from the New York City Police Dept".

  Thanks Guy, that was bugging me.
Yes, lead singer Nick Santo aka: The DooWop Cop. Unfortunately Nick passed away over a year ago. He had been ill for years with a lung removed. His wife was his caregiver for years and within 2 weeks of his passing she suddenly passed away. One of the members of "Midnite Rose" band that I play with is Tony Sergi who has been a member of the Capris for almost 30 years. Another DooWop cop is Emile Stucchio of the Classics know for their hit, "'Til Then". John Bauser puts on some nice shows up at the Casinos in Ct.
Gman , you can add Don Cruz who sings with the Solitaires to the DooWop Cop list,I know he worked in the Bronx but not sure where.

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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2012, 08:02:42 AM »
Thanks for all the information on the Doo Wop singers, and how many became New York City Police Officers. Any of them become FDMY members ?

  I have those Doo Wop videos from the Doo Wop shows, "Doo Wop 50, Doo Wop 51, Rock, Rythm and Doo Wop Greatest Songs", etc. Some Great DVDs and Great Music.

  In a little "Blast from the Past", from the "Leave it to Beaver Show", I believe the guy that played "Wally" became a member of the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

  There were No Cell phones, or Computers and I wonder how we did it. But what a Great time to grow up if you were into some Great Music and chasing fire trucks (see: "My Younger Buff Years" in History)

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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2012, 10:27:19 AM »
Emil Stucchio was a Sgt. in Transit P.D. and I can't thing of his name, but a gent who sang with the "Eternals" on Babalu's Wedding Day" was a cop in the 44 up in the Bronx.

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« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2012, 04:42:27 PM »
Emil Stucchio was a Sgt. in Transit P.D. and I can't thing of his name, but a gent who sang with the "Eternals" on Babalu's Wedding Day" was a cop in the 44 up in the Bronx.

I believe his name was Herman Velez

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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2012, 04:50:50 PM »
Thanks for all the information on the Doo Wop singers, and how many became New York City Police Officers. Any of them become FDMY members ?


Marlowe (Lowe) Murray sang with the Fi-Tones Quintette and The Fi-Tones, as was the problem with many grps back then, they were  not making money. He became a Fireman and worked in Eng 235 and later transferred to L 132. he was hurt at a fire in 1970 and had to leave the job.he was contacted by Raul Cita and offered a job with the Harptones and sang with them until he died last year. I buffed 280 & 132 when I was a kid 10yrs old (1952) until I got married in 1963 and moved to Flatbush. I knew Lowe when he worked at the "Eye Of The Storm"

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« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2012, 05:37:44 PM »
Emil Stucchio was a Sgt. in Transit P.D. and I can't thing of his name, but a gent who sang with the "Eternals" on Babalu's Wedding Day" was a cop in the 44 up in the Bronx.

I believe his name was Herman Velez

It was Ernie Sierra. Herman was with another group and sooner or later my senile mind will think of it.

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« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2012, 07:39:20 PM »
Thanks for all the information on the Doo Wop singers, and how many became New York City Police Officers. Any of them become FDMY members ?

  I have those Doo Wop videos from the Doo Wop shows, "Doo Wop 50, Doo Wop 51, Rock, Rythm and Doo Wop Greatest Songs", etc. Some Great DVDs and Great Music.

  In a little "Blast from the Past", from the "Leave it to Beaver Show", I believe the guy that played "Wally" became a member of the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

  There were No Cell phones, or Computers and I wonder how we did it. But what a Great time to grow up if you were into some Great Music and chasing fire trucks (see: "My Younger Buff Years" in History)
Yes, Don Cruz was a cop in the So. Bronx, not sure if it was the 40 or 42. He used to come to my post office window and say hi. Last time I saw him he was with Willie Winfield and the Harptones. He replaced Marlowe Murray who had passed away. BTW, Marlowe Murray was a retired member of Engine 235 and I remember how we used to shoot the breeze about firefighting in Bed-Stuy during the 60's & 70's.

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Re: The Ventures
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2012, 07:43:13 PM »
Emil Stucchio was a Sgt. in Transit P.D. and I can't thing of his name, but a gent who sang with the "Eternals" on Babalu's Wedding Day" was a cop in the 44 up in the Bronx.
  The ETERNALS (very good friends) have at least 3 former cops. Two of them were in the Aviation Unit. A funny thing that used to happen backstage was seeing them securing their weapons before going out onstage in their tuxedoes.