Category 1952 Bands

The Platters Part Two

The Platters Part Two

The Platters Part Two

By popular demand, it’s The Platters Part Two. I wanted to do this blog next year (in 1956), but I have been ask to bring it out now, so here it is. Seriously, I like to my. blogs on groups and not just just singers. Since this year of 1955, I don’t have anyone that I like born, so why not have have something different, than just move on to the next year. That’s why I’m doing bands that I may have overlooked, and given a chance now.

Changing The Line-Up

The line-up in 1952 consisted of lead vocalist Cornell Gunter, Herb Reed, Alex Hodge, Joe Jefferson, and David Lynch. Before long, Gunter was replaced by tenor Tony Williams.

The band‘s second manager Ram chose to build the group around Williams‘s distinctive as wel...

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The Platters Part One

The Platters Part One

The Platters Part One

You may not know them now, but in the 1950’s they were the number one group, with over forty top hits, which even today’s top singers couldn’t compete with. The Platters Part One, is more of a dedication to their career than a biography, so I’m doing both.

The Platters


The Platters are an American singing group formed in 1952. They were one of the most successful singing groups of the early Rock’N’Roll age. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition and the expanding new genre. The act underwent a number of personnel changes, with among one of the most successful incarnations comprising lead tenor Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Herb Reed, as well as Zola Tay...

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