The Caravelles (2) (Pittsburgh, Pa)


    Personnel :

    Chuck Townsed

    Jim Marshall

    Bill Chippich

    John Kinkle (Guitar)

    Joe Palmiere

    Fran “Jay” Sinkovich


    Discography :

    Singles :
    1962 - One Little Kiss / Twistin’ Marie (Joey 6208)
    1963 - Fallin For You / Shake Baby (Joey 6208)

    Unreleased :
    1962 - Chapel In The Moonlight (Joey)


    Biography :

    Group formed in the late 50’s by Chuck Townsed, Jim Marshall and Bill Chippich from the Garfield and Bloomfield sections of Pittsburgh. Singing in various social halls and soon add three new members John Kinkle as guitarist,Joe Palmiere and Fran “Jay” Sinkovich. In 1961 the group signed Dick Romano as their manager who send the group to Joe Tomino owner of Joey Records, he signed the group and this have a recording session at Gateway Recording studio in Pittsburgh where recorded five songs.

                                                                               L to R Joe Palmiere, Jim Marshall, Chuck Townsed, Frankie Jay, John Kimkle - front :Bill Chippich.

    In October of 1962 the Joey’s label released "One Little Kiss" and the original side "Twistin’ Marie". The record was very popular locally and the group have many life perfomances in Pittsburgh and out in the suburban area. In May 1963 Joey’s released_Fallin For You/Shake Baby. Two original tunes but without any success.  Around 1964 The Caravelles broke up and Jim Marshall,Bill Chippich and Fran “Jay” form in 1965 the Soul Survivors(Decca Records).


    Songs :

    One Little Kiss                                    Twistin’ Marie


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