Harry's Band

Gene Barbour & The Cavaliers

In 1963 a group of teenage, would-be musicians from Dunn, North Carolina, approached Harry Driver, fifteen years their senior, and asked him for some advice about a band they had formed.  Harry, who was an uncle to one of the group members, had been known for his associations with music industry personalities, club owners and promoters, and he had a real-world savvy about those kinds of things; not to mention...he was cool.  In short order (which was Harry's way) the new band, Gene Barbour & The Cavaliers, was opening concert acts throughout the Carolinas for such name performers as Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions, Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, Martha & The Vandellas, Billy Stewart, Chuck Jackson and numerous other top recording artists of the day.  Harry and the band never looked back as they became one of the most sought after groups in the Southeast.

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