The Platters - Flying Platters Around the World
The Platters - Flying Platters Around the World

The Platters - Flying Platters Around the World

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The Platters was one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition and the burgeoning new genre. The act went through several personnel changes, with the most successful incarnation comprising lead tenor Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Herb Reed, and Zola Taylor. The group had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1955 and 1967, including four no. 1 hits.

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The Platters are so smooth you don't realized you're being doo-wopped. Along with the Moonglows and the Orioles and others, they were amongst the smoothest purveyors of the beloved vocalizing style. They eloquently employed the technique on the unforgettable "Twilight Time," "It's Raining Outside," "Try a Little Tenderness," and "My Old Flame." Another song, "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen," is a story in itself. The title is surprisingly popular with songwriters.