Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Rest In Peace Herb Reed of The Platters

We are losing too many of the greats.    In the last month Duck Dunn, Robin Gibb, Donna Summer and now the great Herb Reed.

Herb lived in Arlington which associated him with Bobby Hebb geographically.

Rest in peace, Herb Reed.

BOSTON—Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of 1950s vocal group the Platters who sang on hits like "Only You" and "The Great Pretender," has died. He was 83.
Reed died on Monday in a Boston area hospice after a period of declining health that included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, manager Fred Balboni said.


Reed sang bass on the group's four No. 1 hits, including "The Great Pretender," "My Prayer," "Twilight Time" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."
The Platters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998. Their recordings are in the Grammy Hall of Fame.


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