Herb Reed, Last Original Member of “The Platters” Dies

The last surviving member of the iconic doo-wop group, “The Platters” has died.

FOX News Radio’s Ron Flatter reports:

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He was one of the originals when they formed six decades ago.

(The Platters – “Only You”) “Only you…”

The Platters had many singers over the years, but only Herb Reed was on every song that they ever recorded.

(The Platters – “The Great Pretender”) “Oh yes, I’m the Great Pretender…”

Their #1 hits included “The Great Pretender,” “My Prayer,” “Twilight Time” and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.”

He was doing a couple hundred shows a year until last year.  The last of the original Platters, the 83-year-old Reed died at a hospice near Boston.

Ron Flatter, FOX News Radio.




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