"Cops" in Concert -
"Cops" in Concert is
a musical group that originated in Riverside, CA in
1981, when two Riverside Police Officers, Scott Olsen
and Jerry Carroll, got together to perform, a musical
act for their fellow officers at a police awards
banquet. Scott provided the lead vocals, and Jerry
the comedy relief. The act was so popular they
expanded the group and performed a series of concerts
in the Riverside area to raise money for a police
memorial, honoring officers killed in the line of
duty. Ten thousand dollars was raised by the group
and the memorial statue was commissioned. It now
stands in front of the Riverside Police Department.
As the group continued to
perform throughout Southern California over the next
10 years, Scott's energies were directed toward the
recording studio where he produced the group's first
single ("I Fought the Law"), and formed his
own musical production and publishing companies.
Jerry continued to pursue his "comedy"
career and is now the Chief of Police at the
Riverside Police Department. Scott has a musical
background, and since he was sixteen has performed
with Rock and Country bands. He also spent three
years as a disc-jockey in the midwest before heading
for California. Scott Olsen is a motorcycle officer
in Riverside California.
Dave Stewart came to the
"Cops" group in 1986 as a guitarist. Being
a very talented musician and song writer, he joined
Scott in the studio. They have since worked together
on a variety of projects, recording over 40 songs
together. Robby Olsen grew up with "Cops"
in Concert, and was only four years old when the
group formed. By eighteen years old, he was an
accomplished drummer and soon joined his dad in the
studio. Corey Olsen, Scott's older brother - a very
talented musician - was brought in to play keyboards
and create the albums orchestral arrangements.
The band's latest album was created around the title
song, "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," which
was recorded as a musical memorial to all police
officers killed in the line of duty.
to "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
To learm more about "Cops" in Concert and
purchase a tape or CD, visit the band's web site at: http://pw1.netcom.com/~dsolsen/index.html
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