The Stompers are an American rock band formed in East Boston, Massachusetts in 1977. The group formed after lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Sal Baglio and drummer Mark Cuccinello were joined by Stephen Gilligan on bass, and Dave Friedman on keyboards. On November 7, 1977, the band played their first show in Beverly, Massachusetts. The Stompers played in Boston-area bars such as The Rathskeller and Jonathan Swift's. After toiling in a sweaty apartment, the group released its first vinyl single in 1978,Coast to Coast/I'm in Trouble on Double Eagle Records, owned by their manager, Peter Lembo.