The Platters

The Platters

Fri / August 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$49.00

This event is all ages

The Platters
Multiplatinum, Rock and Roll, Vocal Group and Grammy Halls of Fame member, The Platters, were originally comprised of founder and naming member Herb Reed, Tony Williams, Paul Robi, Zola Taylor and David Lynch. In 1955, the quintet crashed through the racial divide that existed in the United States paving the way for them to become one of the preeminent vocal groups of all time.

The Platters debut hit single “Only You (and You Alone)” that launched the vocal group as superstars on the world stage was actually done in error. A popular US DJ named Alan Freed accidentally played their Mercury Records single on-air during a "prime" time that was traditionally reserved for "white artists." The ballad, based on the then groundbreaking Tin Pan Alley sound, became an instant hit with the public and would eventually reach number five on the Pop charts thus igniting the sound of rock and roll as we know it today.

Soon after their debut at the top of the charts, The Platters released “The Great Pretender,” which propelled them to number one, providing the launch pad for their meteoric rise as crossover artists. As a result, they became the first African American group to achieve international superstardom. Both tracks have since been declared songs of the 21st century by the Grammy Music Hall of Fame.

The Platters vocal evolution continues to this day through the crisp, vocal stylings of members Wayne Miller, Adele Galinda Martin, Lance Bernard Bryant, and Kenny Williams, all under the musical direction of Michael Larson. In addition to MD Larson on keyboard, the bands rhythm section consists of Norwood Pearson (lead guitar), Dave Clark (bass) and Sergio Bellotti (drums).

The Platters’ recently released LP, Back to Basics with The Platters LIVE!, captures the blueprint of the sounds made famous by The Platters. Today the group continues to open the hearts and minds of new generations of music consumers to the rich vocal and historical tradition that is The Platters making their timeless melodies relevant to all ages of worldwide fans.
Venue Information:
Kathedral Event Center
499 S Egg Harbor Road
Hammonton, NJ, 08037
http://www.kathedral.com/