Presse - The Platters - Rock - no depression Like many of rock ‘n’ roll’s founding acts, the decades have largely reduced the Platters’ memory to their hits - “Only You,” “The Great Pretender,” “My Prayer,” “Twilight Time” and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.” But, also like many of their colleagues, there was a great deal more to the Platters catalog than these iconic singles. Bear Family’s generous thirty track collection explores beyond the group’s familiar ballads, and focuses on mid- and uptempo tracks from the Mercury years of 1955-1962.
Press - The Platters - Rock - vintage rock The Platters were, without doubt, one of the biggest selling vocal groups of the rock'n'roll era on both sides of the Atlantic. Famed for both their ballads and the singing of lead vocalist Tony Williams, they cut their share of uptempo dance numbers, and Germany's Bear Family h
Presse - The Platters - Rock - UK Rock'n'Roll Magazine Formed in Los Angeles in 1952 the name came from a suggestion by original member and bass vocalist Herb Reed. Signed to Federal Records and managed by A & R man Ralph Bass the band had limited success in the record market and their eight recorded tracks would see only minor success.
Press - The Platters - Rock - Vive Le Rock THE PLATTERS ROCK (Bear Family) Their rocking back catalogue. 8/10 Another in the on-going 'Rocks' series with a surprising entrant. The Platters are already firmly en-sconced as a legendary act in rock 'n' roll history, but strangely with records that were from that golden mid to late '50s but were not rock 'n' roll. 'Only You' and 'The Great Pretender' are just two songs that have made them the most popular vocal act in music history.