Charleston, SC

Chuck King, Skip Baker, Bill Johnson, Mike Jones and Stephan Nelson

The Innovations from Charleston were noted for their "wall of sound" instrumentation and strong vocals and harmonies. They performed throughout South Carolina, and their success led to their coronation as house band for Bill Miller’s Swing Ding television program.  Guitarist Skip Baker was an original member, but left in the summer of 1966 to join The Pendeltons. 

Skip Baker and neighbor, 1965


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