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Platters founder Herb Reed dies at 83
Boston Herald via AP ^ | 6/5/12 | ap

Posted on 06/05/2012 7:52:04 AM PDT by GQuagmire

BOSTON — 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 in a Boston area hospice after a period of declining health. He was 83.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: herbreed; platters
Reed, Richard Dawson,....who's next?
1 posted on 06/05/2012 7:52:16 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire

“Reed, Richard Dawson,....who’s next? “

Survey Says!


2 posted on 06/05/2012 7:56:34 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton

Music entertainers dropping like flies............


3 posted on 06/05/2012 8:02:20 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: GQuagmire

4 posted on 06/05/2012 8:11:24 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: GQuagmire
I remember the Platters well - the alarm on my cell phone wakes me up every morning to "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes." Rest in Peace, Herb Reed!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

5 posted on 06/05/2012 8:14:17 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: GQuagmire

Rest in peace, Mr. Reed and thank you for some great music


6 posted on 06/05/2012 8:15:28 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: GQuagmire

RIP.


7 posted on 06/05/2012 8:17:56 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Just for you.....Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
8 posted on 06/05/2012 8:18:31 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: GQuagmire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U861x7fszeA
“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT-JUj-0bg8
“Only You”


9 posted on 06/05/2012 8:18:51 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

It’s really too bad that audio technology didn’t allow for decent live performance recording in the 50’s. I saw a version of the Platters live in 1972, including most of the original members. They were amazing.

RIP Herb Reed. Your music will still be around when we are all gone.


10 posted on 06/05/2012 8:26:02 AM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Hopefully he has gone to heaven so smoke doesn't get in his eyes!
11 posted on 06/05/2012 8:27:14 AM PDT by llevrok (EPA = Environmental Pirate's Association)
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To: GQuagmire

There just isn’t another group like the Platters. Every song they made was beautiful! Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is my favorite.


12 posted on 06/05/2012 8:27:28 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: GQuagmire
RIP Mr. Reed. Thank for bringing us some fabulous music from the 50’s.
13 posted on 06/05/2012 8:33:02 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: GQuagmire

Always loved their music. Their style was distinctive and smooth.

My favorites: “Only You”, “The Magic Touch”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, “The Great Pretender”, “My Prayer”, “Harbor Lights”


14 posted on 06/05/2012 8:36:47 AM PDT by Texas56
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To: GQuagmire

Heavenly shades of night are falling,

It’s twilight time....

Rest in Peace.


15 posted on 06/05/2012 8:40:49 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Twilight Time was one of my favs...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWHuZa1DxrM


16 posted on 06/05/2012 8:43:58 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: N. Theknow
Thanks very much, FRiend!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

17 posted on 06/05/2012 8:50:16 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Doogle
Somewhere, KIOA’s Dick Youngs is smiling...
18 posted on 06/05/2012 8:53:01 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: GQuagmire

The Platters — man, those guys were good! Fortunately, their work lives on.


19 posted on 06/05/2012 8:53:35 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: GQuagmire

When I worked at Harvey’s Casino in Stateline Nv in the 80’s, Sonny Turner did free shows. He and his revue played there several times a year. Amazing show and real music.


20 posted on 06/05/2012 9:01:36 AM PDT by W.Lee (No compromise)
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To: murron
There's one that's close. Los cinco latinos started in '57 as an imitation of The Platters. The lead singer is Estela Raval.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccpXumaG2rk&feature=related

21 posted on 06/05/2012 9:02:48 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: DeFault User

When you hear what passes for music nowadays, and then you listen to the Platters and this group that you mentioned, there is no comparison. When you hear a Platters song, or anyone of their ilk, it puts you back in time and if you were in love at that time, the old feelings just flood back. I can’t see how today’s rap and whatever else they call the current music will have that effect on kids in the future. I may be wrong on that, but I can’t imagine an older couple 40 years from now listening to one of those rap songs and saying, “Listen honey. They’re playing our song.”


22 posted on 06/05/2012 9:15:39 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Doogle

I have a Platter’s album from the fifties, but no record player. As a child, I memorized all the songs, because Mom loved them so much.


23 posted on 06/05/2012 9:16:11 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: GQuagmire

Prayers sent.


24 posted on 06/05/2012 9:19:21 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: GQuagmire

Should have added, Sonny Turner replaced Tony Williams. I forget lots here are too young to know this stuff.


25 posted on 06/05/2012 9:22:05 AM PDT by W.Lee (No compromise)
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To: murron

I agree. Most of my favorites are all dead: The Platters, Ella Fitzgerald, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison.


26 posted on 06/05/2012 9:26:17 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Jaidyn

..their music became favorites with “oldie” stations when their music was hardly old....*smiles*


27 posted on 06/05/2012 9:27:16 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: GQuagmire

RIP Mr Reed, Thanks for some great music. Say hello to Zola Taylor, Tony Williams and Paul Robe for me.


28 posted on 06/05/2012 9:38:39 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: DeFault User

Platters, Ink Spots, Mills Bros, they sure don’t make that kind of music anymore.


29 posted on 06/05/2012 9:39:33 AM PDT by beelzepug ("Blind obedience to arbitrary rules is a sign of mental illness")
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To: Texas56

My older brother had that album. I played it so many times, I know every note by heart.


30 posted on 06/05/2012 9:52:09 AM PDT by giotto
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To: GQuagmire

King and Dawson make the triangle complete.


31 posted on 06/05/2012 9:57:49 AM PDT by albie
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