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Season Opener with The Platters
Name: Season Opener with The Platters
Date: June 14, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM EDT
We are excited to open our 2019 season to the returning Platters. The Platters debut single, Only You (and You Alone), launched the vocal group on the world stage. The romantic ballad, based on the then groundbreaking Tin Pan Alley sound, became an instant hit with the public and would eventually reach number five on the Pop charts, pioneering the “new sound” of Rock & Roll as we know it today. The follow-up single, The Great Pretender, propelled The Platters to the number one position on the pop charts, providing the launch pad for their meteoric rise as crossover artists. Both tracks have since been declared songs of the 21st century by the Grammy Music Hall of Fame. Lead vocalist Tony Williams’ romantic, soaring tenor voice is largely credited with creating The Platters unique sound. He was replaced on stage by Sonny Turner. In keeping with the founder’s wishes, The Platters continue to evolve and entertain music fans of all ages worldwide. With a solid foundation of multiple hit songs under their belts, thanks to the founding members, The Platters today, Chris Bernard, Leslie Mon'e, Lance Bernard Bryant and Brian McIntosh—all seasoned, veteran performers of film, stage and music from Broadway to Hollywood—continue to captivate audiences under the baton of Musical Director Michael Larson.