The Capris from Pineville, Louisiana

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:


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

4 thoughts on “The Capris from Pineville, Louisiana”

      1. I went to school with Duane, Keith, lived around the corner from Geoge. Several dances at ole PHS gym. If you like nostalgia google Alexandria Retrospective.

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