Anyone out there remember the Platters, the '50's singing sensation? Well, the latest group of the same name performed on Friday, February 15th at the Angela Peralta Teatro. The audience was filled with fans of the original group, and altho the audience was a bit more sedate these days, it obviously brought back memories to more than a few people. Want to know some significant facts about the original group? Read on! The Platters were...
The biggest-selling vocal group of their era,
Considered the ultimate in Fifties "make-out music",
Helped bring pop vocal into the rock and roll era,
Lead singer Tony Williams is one of pop's all-time great tenors,
First African-American group to hit Number One in the rock era,
Were the first black group to beat out a white group's rendition of their song on the pop charts, and
Considered the classiest of pop acts, then and now