Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Friday, May 22nd, 2015 comes from The Platters!
On March 25th, 1967, "With This Ring" entered Billboard's Top 40 and rolled up to #14, spending seven weeks in the chart.
The Platters, an R&B vocal group from Los Angeles, California and originally consisted of Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Herb Reed and Zola Taylor. Sonny Turner replaced Williams in 1959. Sandra Dawn and Nate Nelson (of The Flamingos) replaced Robi and Taylor in 1965.
The Platters placed twenty-three songs in the Top 40 between 1955 and 1967, including four #1s.
While there is still a group called The Platters which is actively touring, all of the original Platters have since passed away.