The original members consisted of: Lamar Collins – bass / vocals, Jimmy Sipes – keyboards / vocals, Roy Thompson – guitar / vocals, Sam Camp – saxophone / harmonica / vocals, and Ronny Crunkleton – drums / vocals. Some time after the band began performing, Tommy Owens, a studio drummer from Greenville, South Carolina, joined the band.
The group appeared from 1963 thru 1967 in Georgia and South Carolina.
Avalons at the Chicken Shack
The Avalons recorded in the late sixties and the songs were composed by Collins and Thompson. The recordings were done at Arthur Smith studios in Charlotte, North Carolina and Mark V Studios in Greenville, South Carolina.
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