The Caravelles

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A female duo consisting of Lois Wilkinson and Andrea Simpson from London, England whose peak recording period was from 1963 to 1968. They were co-workers who entertained at office parties and amateur shows. Encouraged by co-workers to cut a record, they did a demo of "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry," a tune they discovered on the back of Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons." They named themselves the Caravelles after the French airliner. A local company, B. P. R. Records, liked the demo and re-did the song in a professional studio. It became a big hit in the United Kingdom and was picked up by Smash Records for North American distribution, peaking on the Billboard charts at #3 December 21, 1963. Wilkinson left the group to pursue a solo career as Lois Lane (3) and was replaced by other singers, most notably Lynne Hamilton, who had a hit in 1979 in Australia and again in 1989 in England with the song "On The Inside", the theme from the Australian women's prison TV drama Prisoner.
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Albums

The Caravelles - You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry album art The Caravelles You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry (Album) Smash Records (4) UK 1963 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Caravelles - I Really Don't Want To Know / I Was Wrong album art The Caravelles I Really Don't Want To Know / I Was Wrong (Single) Decca, Ritz Records (3) Scandinavia 1963 Sell This Version
The Caravelles - You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry album art The Caravelles You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry (Single, EP) Decca, Ritz Records (3) Denmark 1963 Sell This Version
ZTV-106474 The Caravelles - Music To Make Time By album art The Caravelles Music To Make Time By(7") Columbia ZTV-106474 US 1963 Sell This Version
The Caravelles - I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine album art The Caravelles I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine (Single) Fontana, Ritz Records (3) US 1964 Sell This Version
The Caravelles - Have You Ever Been Lonely album art The Caravelles Have You Ever Been Lonely (EP) Sonet Sweden 1964 Sell This Version
The Caravelles - You Are Here album art The Caravelles You Are Here Smash Records (4) US 1964 Sell This Version
The Caravelles - Have You Ever Been Lonely / Gonna Get Along Without You Now album art The Caravelles Have You Ever Been Lonely / Gonna Get Along Without You Now (Single) Decca, Ritz Records (3) South Africa 1964 Sell This Version
The Caravelles - Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue) album art The Caravelles Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue) (Single) Smash Records (4) Denmark 1964 Sell This Version
457.021 The Caravelles - You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry album art The Caravelles You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry(7", EP) Decca 457.021 France 1964 Sell This Version
The Caravelles - So Sad / Georgia Boy album art The Caravelles So Sad / Georgia Boy (Single) Polydor Germany 1965 Sell This Version
59018 The Caravelles - True Love Never Runs Smooth album art The Caravelles True Love Never Runs Smooth(7", Promo) polydor 59018 Germany 1965 Sell This Version
60 106 The Caravelles - Georgia Boy / So Sad / I Depend On You / True Love Never Runs Smooth album art The Caravelles Georgia Boy / So Sad / I Depend On You / True Love Never Runs Smooth(7", EP) Polydor 60 106 France 1965 Sell This Version
52 484 The Caravelles - In Gedanken Bin Ich Bei Dir (True Love Never Runs Smooth) album art The Caravelles In Gedanken Bin Ich Bei Dir (True Love Never Runs Smooth)(7", Mono) Polydor 52 484 Germany 1965 Sell This Version
The Caravelles - Hey Mama You've Been On My Mind album art The Caravelles Hey Mama You've Been On My Mind (Single) Polydor Germany 1967 Sell This Version
The Caravelles - Want To Love You Again album art The Caravelles Want To Love You Again (Single) Polydor Germany 1967 Sell This Version
The Caravelles - I Hear A New Kind Of Music album art The Caravelles I Hear A New Kind Of Music (Single) Vogue Schallplatten UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17654 The Caravelles - The Other Side Of Love / I Hear A New Kind Of Music album art The Caravelles The Other Side Of Love / I Hear A New Kind Of Music(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N.17654 UK 1968 Sell This Version
COL 4231 The Caravelles - The Rain, The Park And Other Things / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry album art Cowsills* / Caravelles* Cowsills* / Caravelles* - The Rain, The Park And Other Things / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry(7") Collectables COL 4231 US 1986 Sell This Version
S-1408 The Caravelles - You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue) album art The Caravelles You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)(7", RE) Smash Records (4) S-1408 US Unknown Sell This Version
AT 15004 The Caravelles -  Gonna Get Along Without You Now / Tonight You Belong To Me album art The Caravelles Gonna Get Along Without You Now / Tonight You Belong To Me(7", Single, Bla) Decca AT 15004 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
50 964 The Caravelles - Georgia Boy album art The Caravelles Georgia Boy(7", EP, Promo) Polydor 50 964 Peru Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Retro 900 The Caravelles - You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry - The Complete Caravelles 1963-1968 album art The Caravelles You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry - The Complete Caravelles 1963-1968(CD, Comp) RPM Records (2) Retro 900 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version