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THE PLATTERS formed in 1953 in Los Angeles and signed to Federal Records. Song writer Buck Ram heard their music and soon after had them audition for him. In 1955 the group changed labels and recorded the ballad “Only You” on Mercury Records. This recording, of course was the beginning of stardom for the group that was to become the most popular vocal group of the fifties.
Re-recording songs done by the likes of Jerome Kern and Rudy Vallee, as well as some original material, between 1955 and 1960, THE PLATTERS had four number one songs and sixteen gold records, most of which can still be heard on any east listening or oldies station throughout the country today. Record sales to date are in excess of 80 million copies and most of their recordings were transferred to CD.
THE PLATTERS have now toured in some 75 countries across the world and still spend much time abroad. Playing venues from Madison Square Garden to the Bottom Line, the group is still delighting audiences on a regular basis. On four different occasions, they have played for the Governor’s Convention and most recently played for a private gathering of heads of state in Washington, D.C.
Among their over 20 movie appearances is “Rock Around The Clock Tonight and “The Girl Can’t Help It”. In 1990 THE PLATTERS were induced into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where they so rightly belong.