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Subject: Re: Another reason why the Platters belong in the HOF


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Date Posted: Wed August 02, 2017 12:33:53
In reply to: Darren Mullins 's message, "Re: Another reason why the Platters belong in the HOF" on Tue August 01, 2017 21:18:17

I agree with Darren that their timing was a huge factor in their consideration as a Hall of Fame act among the early stars of rock-n-roll. Only You, The Great Pretender, Twilight Time, and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes is an impressive run of hits. They also appeared in several Rock-n-Roll movies in the 1950s, and were likely a huge presence on the airwaves along their more rockin' counterparts.

Only You was also an early example of a record by Black artists (I hesitate to call it rhythm and blues - it's really more pop) out-charting a White cover version - by the Hilltoppers.

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Re: Another reason why the Platters belong in the HOFDarren MullinsFri August 04, 2017 22:30:59


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