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Bill Popp and The Tapes

Rank #679 US College Point, NY Pop / Brit pop / Rock


Sounds Like: XTC, Bee Gees, Talking Heads, The Cars, The Zombies

Bio: Inspired by the British Invasion rock of the 1960s as well punk rock and new wave of the 70s and 80s, Bill Popp is a distinctive singer and prolific composer whose music is as melodic as it is energetic.

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Bill Popp and The Tapes has a show on 06/14/2014 at 09:30 PM @ Mickey Ma... in Floral Park, NY http://www.reverbnation.com/p/X90JEQ #concert

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  • Sat

    Jun 14

    Floral Park, NY, US | 9:30pm

    Floral Park, NY, US
    Sat Jun 14 9:30pm


    Hi Everyone, Bill Popp and The Tapes next show will be at Mickey Malone's this Saturday, June 14th, starting at 9:30 PM. Mickey Malone's is located at 381 Jericho Tpke in Floral Park, New York. We will be playing our own music, as well as 60’s chart busters. This place sells food, so come early to eat. We play until 1 AM. Also, if you happen to be in Manhattan earlier that day (Sat June 14th) Bill Popp and The Tapes be playing at The Third Avenue Summer Festival. The band goes on at 1 PM and the stage is located on Third Avenue between St. Marks & 9th St. We hope you can make it. See you at The Show. Keep up to date with The Tapes. Go to www.billpopp.com

  • Sat

    Jun 7

    Flushing Queens, NY, US | 8:00pm
    B.B.'S Pub & Grill
    Flushing Queens, NY, US
    Sat Jun 07 8:00pm


    Hi Everyone, Bill Popp and The Tapes next show will be on Saturday June 7th at B.B. Pub and Grill. We go on at 10 pm. B.B’s is a restaurant as well as a bar and they have great food also there is no cover. BB’s is located at 171 57 46th Ave, Flushing, Queens Tel: (718) 961-6161 http://www.bbspubandgrill.com We’ll be doing our own music as well as 60’s style chart busters. Talking about the charts !! Back in 1984 our second single “Too Many Stars” was listed in Billboard magazine as having a chance to hit the chart. Which got us back on The Joe Franklin Show --- If you remember Joe Franklin??? Anyway If you want to the see the original Tapes (With Dan Cooper –not Joe Canale ) --- check out the link on youtube . I think you will enjoy it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD44ZejZk2Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player www.billpopp.com

  • Sat

    Mar 22

    Whitestone, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Whitestone, NY, US
    Sat Mar 22 8:00pm


    We will play 3 sets ---cover and our own songs

  • Wed

    Mar 5

    New York, NY, US | 6:30pm

    New York, NY, US
    Wed Mar 05 6:30pm


    For Immediate Release (THE DADDY TAPES BENEFIT) The28th Annual Birthday Tribute to the late George L. Popp (aka Daddy Tapes) to benefit The American Heart Association Bill Popp is happy to announce the 28th annual Daddy Tapes benefit for The American Heart Association will be on Wednesday March 5th starting at 6:30 PM. This year’s event will be held at The RBar, 218 Bowery (East Village) Tel-212-334-0484 Featuring (in order of appearance) ANNE HUSICK DAVE Mc KEON CARMEN CHILES MARISSA LICATA LENNY KAYE BILL POPP AND THE TAPES SEA MONSTER ALAN MERRILL SNAKE MONSTERS The first benefit was held on Daddy Tapes' birthday March 10, 1987 at CBGB. "My goal at the time was for the benefit to become an annual event that would raise money through live music and help those suffering from heart disease," says Bill Popp, founder of the event and "Daddy Tapes'" son. "My father was my closest friend and the biggest supporter of my music career. After his death, I wanted to keep his spirit alive, so, by doing a benefit in his memory and donating the money to the American Heart Association, I've done just that." From 1993 to 2012, the benefit was held at Kenny's Castaways till Kenny’s has closed its doors in September of 2012. Since then the benefit found a new home at The RBar. Throughout the years, the acts have been as diverse as rock legends Danny Kalb (founder of the Blues Project), to punk cabaret singer Nellie McKay. The Daddy Tapes Benefit has become a local institution that has raised thousands of dollars for the American Heart Association. The Ironic Twist ---The 20th Benefit Four years ago in 2006, after having everything ready to go, including all the acts books, having gotten beer sponsors, plus making it a special two day event to celebrate the 20th anniversary. Popp wound up having to postpone the March event until May, because on February 22nd, 2006, he had to undergo open heart surgery, where they performed a quadruple bypass. Popp never thought the money he raised for the American Heart Association to fight heart disease would wind up helping him. The Daddy Tapes Story in Brief Daddy Tapes was the backbone of his son's band, The Tapes. Instead of retiring and moving to Florida, as he had dreamed, Daddy Tapes remained in New York, working as a night watchman until the day he died from a heart attack, on Nov 1st 1986, at the age of 73. He had remained in New York so his son, Bill Popp, could live inexpensively at home and rehearse his band, "The Tapes," for free in their basement. Instead of recording and promoting the band, the young Popp would have been struggling to pay for rent and rehearsal space. Before the days of computer labels, Daddy Tapes would address over 200 envelopes by hand, sometimes more than twice a month, for the band's mailing list. In the early 80's, when it was rare to see someone over the age of 45 hanging out at a rock club, there was Daddy Tapes, smoking his pipe and cheering on his son's band. Today, Bill Popp and The Tapes enjoy a 33 year history and counting, and Daddy Tapes' legacy still lives on with each band rehearsal in the house he kept for his son, where Bill still lives to this day. For more information please call Bill Popp at 718-359-4110 e-mail billpopp@verizon.net web www.billpoppcom

  • 2014

    Feb 8

    New York, NY, US | 8:00pm
    Baby Rays
    New York, NY, US
    Sat Feb 08 8:00pm


    Hi Everyone, Bill Popp and The Tapes next show will be on Saturday February 8th at Baby Rays in College Point Queens We go on at 10 Pm and play till 1 am Baby Rays is located at 13-46 127th Street (corner of 14th Ave and 127th Street The nice thing about this place is they have food ... great food ----It’s a Steak and Seafood grill So come early and have a meal---- and they also have Germen beer Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The band will be playing 60’s chart busters as well as our own tunes.--- Beatles , Moody Blues, Kinks and more!!!!!!!!! We hope you can make it See you then www.billpopp.com

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