This are likely 2 of only three photos of the precursor to the Cavaliers, The Renegades, in 1962 and was shot at a CHAT TV Sock Hop broadcast during which the band played it’s entire repertoire of 2 or 3 songs. L to R Ed Sehn / Gary Miller / Klaas Craats / Doug van Riper / Greg Robinson (vocals). ( For more Ed, Doug and Klaas see The Cavaliers) Note the very cool Silvertone guitars ( purchased from Simpson Sears for about $39.00 and would now be worth a fortune) that Ed and Klaas are playing and the ” massive” tom tom rig that Doug has. The carefully choreographed footwork was a mandatory part of the band’s presentation and sex appeal (Right!!)
This very grainy photo of the Renegades was found in the 1962 Alexandra Junior High School year book and has to be the earliest known picture of the group. The band must have played a few songs at the Christmas dance that year because they certainly would never have had enough material to play an entire evening . L to R… Bev Bayer, Gary Miller, Doug van Riper, Klaas Craats.