The Platters

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The Platters were a successful black vocal group of the early rock n roll era. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock n roll Tin Pan Alley tradition of the Ink Spots and the Mills Brothers and the explosion of teenage music in the mid 1950s. The most successful incarnation of the group comprised lead tenor Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Herb Reed, and Zola Taylor. The group formed in Los Angeles in 1953, initially managed by Ralph Bass.

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Albums

The Great Pretender (1993)
A Christmas Album
Blue Christmas
Four Platters and One Lovely Dish (disc 9)
High Profile
Only You
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
The Platters

Singles

Twilight Time / Out of My Mind (1958)
Only You (and You Alone) / Bark, Battle and Ball (1955)
The Great Pretender (1955)

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