The Shockers - A promo photo courtesy of Dave Jonsson
The Shockers
Vancouver, British Columbia
1964 ~ 1968


George 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

Roy Kessler
George Chapelas
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 in 1966 - Photo Courtesy of Dave Jonsson
The Shockers on "Let's Go" - 1966
Shockers - Teen Fair 1966 - Courtesy of Dave Jonsson
Shockers - Teen Fair '66

Shockers 1986 Reunion - Photo Courtesy of Dave Jonsson
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

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