The Coachmen

The Coachmen  was formed right after the Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show (Feb. 9, 1964)—probably in March or April at the latest—and stayed together doing a lot of the British Invasion stuff plus the usual, "Wipe Out," "Apache," "Telstar" stuff of the era until it finally broke up after about a year in the spring of '65. They played CYOs, Teen Centers, and school dances essentially the same circuit as the Chevelles who were also a Dundalk-based band.

Coachmen Personnel (1964):
Back Row standing, L to R: Larry Peterson-drums, vocals; Bill Smith-band manager; Bill Curry-keyboard; Tom Wilcher-friend and part time drummer.
Front Row Kneeling, L to R: Joe Jones-Lead Guitar,vocals; Rich Rice-rhythm guitar, vocals; Ron Joynes-bass, vocals.


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