formerly of MERCY
Mercy included: Jack Sigler Jr guitar and vocals writer of "Love Can Make You Happy" (serving in the Navy - not in photo) Left to right top row: Ronnie Caudill lead guitar, Roger Fuentes drums, James Marvell rythm guitar and vocals, Buddy Good bass guitar and vocals
Bottom row: Debbie Lewis organ and vocals, Brenda McNish piano and vocals - 1969
James Marvell, Top 10 Artist In Gospel, Pop And Country Part Of Music History!
Tampa, Florida - In 1969, the group Mercy, shared Billboard's Top 10 with The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra with their million selling Warner Brother's smash hit, "Love Can Make You Happy."
The Beatles were at number 1 with "Get Back", Mercy was at number 2, Elvis at number 5 with "In The Ghetto" and Sinatra at number 7 with his signature song, "My Way."
It was the only time that those three pop legends shared the top 10 simultaneously. Marvell still can't believe he was part of history. Marvell says "not only did Jack Sigler write a great song then, he has written many potential hits for this new millenium!"
In 1993 former Mercy member James Marvell left Nashville by invitation to join Jack Sigler where he recorded lead and harmony vocals on several songs written by Sigler for the albumn "Influences." It was Jack Sigler Jr. who penned the million seller, Love Can Make You Happy, made famous by the group Mercy in 1969. Jack founded the band in the 60s. Marvell has always held Jack in highest regards and was glad to be back in the Florida studio for Mercy's 25th anniversary reunion!
This Just In! Visit the James Marvell Museum by going to the Home Page and clicking on the link titled "Museum" There you will find other music history from former Mercy members James Marvell and Buddy Good who became The Country Cavaleers. Check out the Academy Award winning actors in the pictures with Marvell such as Robert Duval, Mickey Rooney and his wife Jan. You'll also see Iron Eyes Cody who played Native American roles in many classic western movies, 2 time Emmy-Winning actress Sally Struthers of "All In The Family", Kris Kristofferson and Enos from "Dukes Of Hazzard!"