Chapelas ~ Bass
Ed Coppard ~ Keyboards
Carl Erickson ~ Bass
Keith Foreman ~ Vocals
Heartz Godkin ~ Bass
Dave Jonsson ~ Drums, Vocals
Roy Kessler ~ Bass
Graham Kinnear ~ Organ
Joachim "Rocky" Knauer ~ Lead Guitar
Jean "Carter" Laloge ~ Bass
Mike Wilson ~ Guitar
In Memory of
Jean "Carter" Laloge
Our original bassist, Jean “Carter” Laloge passed away on August 2nd, 2007. Carter
was quite a character and he is missed by friends and family. He had eventually
moved to England became Elton John’s road manager for a number of years.
Dave Jonsson, April 2019
Roy, Mike, Dave, Keith, Ed
The Shockers were formed in [Vancouver] British Columbia, and were lucky enough to win the "Battle Of The Bands" at the PNE fair in Vancouver in 1966. They won an opportunity to record a single for RCA Canada. Their choice was the Spencer Davis Group song Somebody Help Me. They were well known for their wild stage show (for the time) and their hard, driving sound.
Roger Stomperud (R.I.P.), Feb 2002, June 2002
The band placed 4th in the PNE Battle of the Bands in 1965 but came in first in 1966. That was the year that "Somebody Help Me" was released on the RCA International label. It charted well in the Vancouver area and a few other places across Canada.
Dave Jonsson, 20 January 2003
The Shockers opened for the Everly Brothers at The Cave in or around 1966.
Mike Wilson, The Shockers, March 2013
The Shockers on "Let's Go" - 1966
Shockers - Teen Fair '66
The Shockers 1986 Reunion
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Last Update: 11 Apriil 2019
Credits: Ed Nadorozny, Roger Stomperud (R.I.P.), Mike Wilson, Dave Jonsson, Larry Greene, Steve Cartmell