The Platters (below) were the perfect group to bring in to this beautiful deco theater still in its original form…as we were lucky to witness June 15, 2017
Though no original members remain, the group IS the ‘official’ Platters, still performing since the passing of the last living Platter (co-founder Herb Reed*) with the licensed title to the name. Today’s Platters are:
Wayne Miller, Adele “DD” Martin, Lance Bernard Bryant, and Kenny Williams.
Step back in time and view for yourself today’s Platters group and the historic BAL THEATER
CLICK BELOW image to hear Herb Reed’s current Platters perform ENCHANTED and their biggest hit, MY PRAYER, at the BAL
Enchanted and My Prayer
REED’S Platters finishing their hits from the 50s. Note the bare bones arrangements true to the original recordings, heavy on piano with the famed Platters ‘fish beat’ 6 15 17
Beautiful original wall and ceiling art at the Bal Theater, San Leandro
* Original co-founder of the Platters, Gaynel Hodge, lives on but left the Platters early , before their fame. Original members of the Platters were…
The true Originals performing with Alan Freed in a movie from the mid-1950s during the heyday. Can you name the five who were with the Platters for their biggest hits? See answer elsewhere
More from today’s Platters performing at BAL THEATER, as they open the June 15 show with their new lead singing ONLY YOU
Three of the four current Platters joined the group after it’s leader, original Platters founder, Herb Reed, passed nearly a decade ago. Below they perform songs you don’t normally hear in concert, ‘Heaven On Earth’ and ‘You’ll Never Know.’
Medley of lesser known songs- one of benefits of enjoying a FULL solo show with time for these songs (rather than a cavalcade of acts each performing only a handful of songs)
RARE TREAT FROM ORIGINAL PLATTERS LEAD
We really enjoyed the opening ‘dis-embodied’ words , as if from God, which built suspense just prior to the the Platters walking on stage. Words, in effect, told of this legendary group coming back from another place and time to , once again , bring back the great music of another era. Unfortunately, we didn’t get that on tape. We also appreciated the Platter’s sincerity and patriotism and almost spiritual reminder of how good life can be, despite the present era (perhaps harkening back to the the ‘Happy Days’ of the 1950s during which the Platters reveled.