formed in 1953 in Los Angeles and signed to Federal Records.
Songwriter 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.
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 easy 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.
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,
over 20 movie appearances is “Rock Around The Clock Tonight” and
“The Girl Can’t Help It”. In 1990 THE PLATTERS were inducted
into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where they so rightly