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Herb Reed last surviving original member of the Platters passed away



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Herb Reed (c. 1929 - June 4, 2012) was an American musician, vocalist and founding member of The Platters, who...

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End of an Era definitely, few groups have ever or will ever match their harmonies

Herb wasn't actually on too many of the recordings that the Platters made during their spell with Musicor. The group were touring across the States all the time back in the mid to late 60's ...

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Herb wasn't actually on too many of the recordings that the Platters made during their spell with Musicor.

The group were touring across the States all the time back in the mid to late 60's ...

... so Sonny Turner would fly back alone to New York; team up with some studio session singers, cut 4/ 5 tracks in one session (overnight -- most of the time to pre-recorded backing tracks).

Next morning he would be on another plane and flying back to join the other members of the group who by then had moved onto their next engagement & were set up ready for him to undertake lead vocal duties with the others.

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Really sad to hear about this. The Platters were loved by music fans of all ages, and many different genres.

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