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.guitarman314 said: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.nfd2004 said:lucky said: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.
memory master said:
nfd2004 said: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"
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.nfd2004 said: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)
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.memory master said:
Herman's one of the two former NYPD Aviation Unit cops.JOR176 said:
Thanks, he mostly talked about his E235 daysJOR176 said:Gman, Read my reply #26, Lowe transferred from 235 to L132 and retired from there, He lived on Van Buren St his entire life,and his answering machine had a Fi-Tones tune on it go figure.
Yes, I was a member of the "house bands" at large NYC concert venues like Westbury Music Fair, Madison Sq. Garden, Izod Arena, Mohegan Sun and A/C Casinos. Lowe was a good guy backstage, drank quite a bit but always friendly. I remember doing a show at Queens College and seeing Don Cruz in his place onstage with the Harptones. That's when they informed me that Lowe was diagnosed with cancer and was having exploratory surgery. Sadly, he was gone in a couple of weeks.1261Truckie said:G-man,
As I remember, Lowe Murray transferred into L-132 from Squad 3. He was in the tiller seat when 132 was t-boned on Classon Ave and Bergen St (I think that was December 1969). That was the accident that severely injured John Bedell and seriously injured the rest of that day's crew, including Lowe who got tossed from the tiller seat. It was that accident that ultimately caused Lowe to retire.
Jim (aka 1261truckie)
68jk09 said:FYI ......Public Broadcasting System (PBS) which here in NYC is shown on WNET Channel 13 (but is shown on different channels depending on the locale) is offering a new show "Doo Wop Love Songs"....it aired earlier today & was very good.....it is on again much later tonight which actually will be Sunday 8-19-12 from 4 am to 6 am & again Sun evening from 11pm to 1 am Mon....set your DVR .