Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Cavemen (Capitol Star Artist)



The Cavemen

18285 ~ All  About Love
(Albert Cretacci, Jr., Red Pol Music Co. BM)

18286 ~ Bo Diddley (E. McDaniels)

Capitol Star Artist
Rochester, New York

1966

Produced by Fine Studios, Rochester, N.Y.

Members of this band were:Al Cretacci,Jim Crouse,Skip Maciezewski, Ron Gorski and Joey Calato.


Jimmy Crouse and Joey Calato were the ones who started the band. They  started out as The El Dorados, but one of the guys in the band wanted to change the name to Alley-Oop & The Cavemen after the song, ‘Alley-Oop’ by The Hollywood Argyles.  They  all thought it was kind of neat so they agreed. After a while they dropped the name to just “The Cavemen” because macho man Al Cretacci didn’t like being called Alley Oop.  

There was (originally) a sax player, Denny Puricelli, but he quit for whatever reason. The group was formed in 1963 in Buffalo, New York. During that year other members came and went.

(The band primarily consisted of) Joey Calato, drums; Jimmy Crouse, lead guitar; Ron Gorski, rhythm guitar; Harry (Skip) Miecheski, bass guitar; Al Cretacci, lead vocals; and Sammy Sparazza, keyboards. Sam joined after the recording in 1966. Ron Gorski passed away in a car accident in 1969.

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