Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#762 (Week of 6/16/12- 6/22/12)

IN MEMORY OF HERB REED
(WHO LEFT US ON JUNE 4, 2012)

"I'm Just A Dancing Partner"
by The Platters
on Mercury 70753
released in 1955

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Above: The Platters in 1955 (Top L-R) Tony Williams (lead tenor), Paul Robi (baritone), (Bottom L-R) Zola Taylor (alto), David Lynch (tenor), Herb Reed (bass). They were inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 1990.

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Above: The Platters' classic line-up.


    
Above: The Platters (L-R) Herb Reed, David Lynch, Zola Taylor, Tony Williams, and Paul Robi.


    
Above: The Platters in 1967 (L-R) Herb Reed, Sonny Turner, Sandra Dawn, Larry Johnson, and Nate Nelson. Nate had been a member of The Flamingos. There were many different line-ups over the years for Herb Reed's Platters groups.


    
Above: The Platters in 2005 (L-R) Herb Reed, William Newton, DD Martin, and Wayne Miller.


    
Above: Label image of Mercury 70753 recorded on 10/1/55 and released in November 1955. It was the second record of many The Platters had on Mercury (1955-64). They previously had recorded seven records for the Federal label (1953-55).

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(Review - The Billboard dated 12/10/55)

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