The Platters

In 1955, Herb Reed, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Zola Taylor and Tony Williams crashed through the racial divide in the music industry paving the way for The Platters® to become the first African-American vocal group to reach international superstardom!

The Platters debut single, “Only You (and You Alone),” launched the vocal group on the world stage. The follow-up single, “The Great Pretender,” propelled The Platters to the number one position on the pop charts, providing the launch pad for their meteoric rise as crossover artists. The Platters’ unique sound continues to wow audiences to this day and features some of the biggest hits in music history!