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Archive Diver: John Stoll's Fantasma Productions "Bands Showcase" with Miss Conduct, Easy Access, Fortress and More, 1988

Fantasma Productions was one of the top independent promotion and performance companies in the United States. It was founded and run by John Stoll. He owned the Carefree Center in Broward which housed Comedy Corner, where Larry The Cable Guy got his start. Stoll died in 2008. Click here to read his obituary in the Palm Beach Post.

In 1988 he held his 7th annual "Showcase of Bands" at Summers On The Beach in Ft. Lauderdale. The show featured 15 acts competing for attention from club owners and anyone else interested in local talent. The lineup included Blind Tigers Blues Band, the Groove Thangs, the Metro 107 Band, Miss Conduct, Easy Access, Fortress, Subway, Intimate Act, Dirty Movie, Captain Johnson, Fiasco, Rockstreet, and Stiff Richard. Some funny names in there.

Here's the full promo for the show as it ran in the Miami New Times in August 1988. RIP John Stoll. 

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