to the information site for one of the world's greatest vocal groups ...
The Platters! Since the 1950s, The Platters have undergone a myriad of
changes, changes in which have, at times, made this group difficult to
keep track of, understand personnel changes, and find accurate and truthful
information on. This site is intended to tell the story of The Platters...
a story of classic hits, world fame, and success. This site will also present
the other side to the story: group division, legal battles, and ugly lawsuits.
Most importantly, using personal testaments from many involved with the
group such as management, and the members themselves, The Platters Information
Site hopes to tell these stories in an honest and truthful manner!
we're in contact with virtually all former and current members of the various
Platters groups, we hope to soon exclusively present their stories, photos,
and personal merchandise on this site soon!
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your stay, and we hope you will
enjoy the music of The Platters!
Bob White submitted this
picture taken in Boenos Aires, Argentina ca. 1969-71 while he was a member
of Paul Robi's group. Thie group consisted of (L to R), Johnny Barnes (lead),
Gary Garrett (bass), Beverly Harris, Bob White (baritone) and Paul Robi,
John "Buddy" Hopkins, who was a Soul Train dancer and member of Martha
Robi's Platters groups, passed away on March 26, 2012. Read his full obituary
JUNE 4, 2013 :: BOSTON (AP) - Herb Reed, the last surviving original member
of the 1950s vocal group the Platters, has died. The group's hits like
"Only You" propelled them to stardom. His manager says Reed died Monday
at a Boston-area hospice. He was 83. Reed founded the Platters in 1952
and sang bass on the group's four No. 1 hits, including "The Great Pretender,"
''My Prayer," ''Twilight Time" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."
Platters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
Gene Williams, former bass singer of The Platters, in Las Vegas after a
battle with pancreatic cancer.
was a member of The Buck Ram Platters, a group formed by Ram, manager of
the original Platters. Williams is survived by a daughter, Leonsay.
two sons, Brian and Kevin, died three months apart in 2002, both under
Well, during this past year, especially, there has been some real shake-ups
in the world of The Platters. Check back soon for updates.
RE: The World Famous Platters in Branson, MO
Freeman was killed in an automobile accident
July 18th. His replacement is Rico Johnson from
I did not contact you sooner. I was also in the
& was unconscious for the first few weeks.
WFPS now consists of Lawrence "Rooster"
Eddie Stovall, Willie Nash and Rico
We are still performing at the Americana
in Branson, Missouri doing a 10 am morning
We will add 2 pm matinees this fall (starting
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