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Subject: Re: The Platters and the RRHOF

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Date Posted: Tue August 01, 2017 13:04:17
In reply to: Darren Mullins 's message, "Re: The Platters and the RRHOF" on Sat July 29, 2017 21:22:56

*** The Platters should be in the hall of fame. They, probably more than any other act, made rock and roll acceptable to parents. This happened when they recorded My Prayer-a song parents had listened to years earlier. This bridged the generation gap between parents who didn't understand what the kids were listening to. All of a sudden, teenagers were listening to My Prayer and this pleased the parents. ***

I get what you're saying, but The Platters are not the only act/artist who may have helped bridge the "rock and roll generation gap" between parents and kids by recording an "oldie" for the newly emerging teen market: For example, Little Richard recorded "Baby Face" and "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" and Gene Vincent recorded "Over the Rainbow" and Elvis was recording stuff like "Blue Moon" and "Just Because"... I think Bill Haley even had a souped up version of "When the Saints Go Marchin' In" (released as "The Saints Rock"?). And there are other examples to be sure...

The Platters were certainly not the only recording act of the era to do this type of thing, and even if they were, it would hardly make a case for them being in a rock hall when their music, for the most part, couldn't be considered such.

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Re: The Platters and the RRHOFDan D.Tue August 01, 2017 16:02:47
Re: Another reason why the Platters belong in the HOFDarren MullinsTue August 01, 2017 21:18:17

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