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The Great Pretender
#1 in 1956
|The Platters were formed in 1953 by Herb Reed, members included
Joe Jefferson, Cornell Gunther and Alex Hodge. A few months later David
Lynch & Tony Williams replaced Joe and Cornell. In 1954 they added
Zola Taylor (Mrs. Frankie Lymon). In August 1954 Paul Robi replaced
Alex. The Great Pretender was one of the featured songs from the movie "Rock
around the Clock" (1956) with Bill Haley & theComets, The
Platters, and Alan Freed. "The Platters" recorded just under
400 songs, sold well over 89 Million records, performed in over 91
countries, and received over two hundred and thirty awards from all over
the world. "The Platters" have appeared in twenty-seven
movies, some you may remember: "Rock Around The Clock," "The
Girl Can't Help It" (Jane Mansfield,) "Europe By Night," "Girls
Town" (Paul Anka,) "Carnival Rock," and twenty-two more
in Mexico, Spain, France, Italy, Japan, and Israel. "The Platters"
were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
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