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Subject: Re: The Platters and the RRHOF

Darren Mullins
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Date Posted: Tue August 01, 2017 20:56:43
In reply to: Dan D. 's message, "Re: The Platters and the RRHOF" on Tue August 01, 2017 16:02:47

I should have made my original post more clear. My Prayer by the Platters was released and became a hit before Blueberry Hill. The other recordings like Elvis singing Blue Moon Of Kentucky were either not hits or not major hits. My Prayer became a national hit in 1956 (a few months before Blueberry Hill). Baby Face by Little Richard was released in 1958-well after the rock and roll era had begun. My Prayer was released very early in the rock and roll era and was a major hit. It was released in the summer of 1956, which I consider to be good timing as this new type of music needed something to make it acceptable to parents. Were any other standards covered and released before My Prayer and became big hits? Maybe or maybe not. After My Prayer, the Platters covered a string of standards which includes the #1 hit Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.

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Re: The Platters and the RRHOFMark R. DeaverWed August 02, 2017 10:53:45

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