The Legendary Stompers have long been recognized for their raucous live show kept alive for four decades by a spirited legion of dedicated fans. The Stompers story begins in the fall of 1977 when friends Sal Baglio and Mark Cuccinello decided to start a band. Stephen Gilligan and Dave Friedman, the only people to respond to an index card posted on a music store bulletin board seeking musicians, arrived a short time later. On November 7, 1977, the musical neophytes played their first gig in Beverly, Mass. Their music appears in the John Sayles film, Return of the Secaucus Seven, the cult classic Fraternity Vacation and Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups & Grown Ups 2. Their radio hits include “Never Tell an Angel”, from their 1983 LP on Boardwalk records, along with “American Fun”, “Coast to Coast”, “Rock, Jump & Holler”, “Eastside Girl” and “One Heart for Sale” from the 1984 Polygram LP.
The Stompers mission has always been to lift the spirit, shake the body and spread the mighty jubilation that is rock n roll.
Keeping that tradition alive and kicking for four decades, the band continues to deliver the whole barn burnin’ roof raisin’ foot stompin’
rock n roll church to sellout audiences everywhere!!