The Capris from Pineville, Louisiana

06 Jun

The Capris band that started in a neighborhood home in Pineville, Louisiana.

I was unaware at the time but a local band named The Capris were practicing at a neighborhood house in Pineville, Louisiana during the years I attended Pineville High School in the late 50’s and early 60’s.

The band went on to have one of their songs Here I Stand rated on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. The kids at the show rated it higher than a Rolling Stones song by 93 percent for Capris and 86 percent for Rolling Stones.

I am not sure which Capris group was first but another group was calling themselves the Capris in the 50’s and had the hit song There’s A Moon Out Tonight.

The Duane Yates website which is still online despite his death tells of the early days of the group:


Posted by on June 6, 2010 in Entertainment, Music, Nostalgia


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3 responses to “The Capris from Pineville, Louisiana

  1. Kenneth Mulhearn Sr.

    May 15, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    played at NLSC when i schooled there !

  2. Kenneth Mulhearn Sr.

    May 15, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    The Capris,, i was in KA at NLSC with George Briley , a drummer for Capris, great band and played many partiesat NLSC !!

    • Andrew Godfrey

      May 15, 2016 at 4:10 PM

      I remember George Briley well, since we played on same Little League baseball team.


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