The Platters Sing Latino. Moonlight Memories. Sing Latino. Christmas with the Platters [Polygram]. Platters 10th Anniversary Album. The New Soul of the Platters. The Platters Have the Magic Touch. I Love You 1, Times. The New Golden Hits of the Platters. Ripete Records. Going Back to Detroit. I Get the Sweetest Feeling. Only You. Charly Records. Our Way. Contained Releases:. The Platters Album 15 versions. Sell This Version. Volume Two Album 17 versions. IV 2 versions. Mercury , Music.
The Flying Platters Album 19 versions. The Platters Album 10 versions. Federal 5. Only You Album 4 versions. Mercury , Mercury. Remember When? Album 18 versions. Comp, Album 13 versions. They were also the only act to have three songs included on the American Graffiti soundtrack that fueled an oldies revival already underway in the early to mids: " Smoke Gets in Your Eyes ", " The Great Pretender ", and " Only You and You Alone ".
Soon, Gunter was replaced by tenor Tony Williams. Grendysa says Alex Hodge was fired by Ram in October after having been accused of possession of marijuana. As a group, The Platters began to have difficulties with the public after , when the four male members were arrested in Cincinnati on drug and prostitution charges.
In , lead vocalist Williams left to pursue a solo career, and was replaced by tenor Sonny Turner. Mercury refused to issue further Platters releases without Williams on lead vocals, provoking a lawsuit between the label and manager Ram.
To distinguish his group from the offshoots started by former members, Ram added his name to that of the group. Sonny Turner sang the lead on these three records, with Reed, Lynch, Nelson, and Dawn completing the group. Dawn, who left in , was replaced by Regina Koco, who stayed with the group until Also in , Reed, the final member of the original Platters, resigned from the group. Nelson also worked with this group until suffering a fatal heart attack in Tony Williams formed his version of The Platters in and announced a worldwide tour.
A profusion of legal challenges ensued among the many groups of Platters. Many had once contained former members who were now retired or deceased.
Bennett and Powell later reached an agreement that Powell would be able to tour, but only as "The Platters featuring Monroe Powell". A series of rulings in , , and gave Bennett the common law right to the name. In January , Bennett sold her corporate Platters-related assets and intellectual property rights to the Las Vegas-based company G. Group, Inc. But there was an immediate disagreement between Bennett and G.
In June , G. Turner had not been able to bill himself as "The Platters" since due to a legal injunction. However, Turner later sued G. Herb Reed died in June at Reed was the only group member to appear on every original Platters recording. Sonny Turner, who replaced Tony Williams in late , is still alive and performing as Sonny Turner former lead singer of The Platters. In , Herb Reed and his companies obtained judgments declaring that his rights to the name were superior to others, including Five Platters Inc.
The Nevada district court granted Mr. Powell from using the "Platters" name without using the words "tribute" or "salute". The following are some of the groups that at one time or another illegally called themselves The Platters:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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