Friday, April 11, 2003

Bob Shoppe, another CBS-NBC-Columbia Records, renaissance man of the industry, has passed on.
I worked with Bob along with Bill Delaney, Bob Vernum, Bob Zagoren, Joe DiGiovanni at NBC in the early 1950s.
He was a quiet unassuming type. That is until the members of his crew voted for a Shop Steward, and the man that was voted in refused because it "would hurt his image." Bob assumed that task and proved that man wrong. You see he was never discriminated against because of his Union affiliations. But, was respected by the companies he worked for, because of his talent.
Bob, had a ready smile and his quiet manner spoke volumes for him.
The lounge in the SKY is getting kinda crowded, but there will always be room for people like Bob Shoppe.

Tony Cucurullo