Wednesday, June 17, 2009

THE PLATTERS

THE PLATTERS

The Platters were a successful vocal group of the early rock and roll era. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition, and the burgeoning new genre. The original group members were Alex Hodge, Cornell Gunther, David Lynch, Joe Jefferson, Gaynel Hodge and Herb Reed.

The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in its inaugural year of 1998. They Platters were the first rock and roll group to have a Top Ten album in America. They were also the only act to have three songs included on the "American Graffiti" soundtrack which sparked an oldies revival in the early to mid-1970s: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "The Great Pretender" and "Only You (and You Alone)".

here some of their timeless hits
"ONLY YOU"



"GREAT PRETENDER"


"SMOKE GET IN YOUR EYES"



See more of the Platters here soon..

2 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

One of my favorite groups. Loved them:)

Frida,s side said...

hi you have very nice old song ..have you heard The Mody Blues , night i white satin osv Hear the sound ,its from 1968 , the sound is almost from too day..
have a nice summer , we have a warm hot summer in Norway.
Big hug from Frida

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