BD VOICES & GENTLEMEN
The biography of the Platters by Jean William Thoury , illustrated by Antonio Lapone and accompanied by 2 compact discs.
Thanks to " Only You " and " The Great Pretender ", two stainless hits, two slow songs that made several generations dance together, the Platters constitute the most famous black American vocal group in the world. Formed in Los Angeles in 1953, then taken over by manager Buck Ram , the group enjoyed rapid success and spanned five decades. Buck Ram runs the Platters company and weathers soloist changes and musical fads, but the Platters will be remembered as the group that dominated the 1950s.