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Seminole Casino Immokalee presents hits from the '50s

17 October 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment & IT$ NOT OBER YET Productions present legendary musical groups The Platters and The Coasters in concert. The Platters and The Coasters will perform their iconic music at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, 10 March at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now for $59 and can be purchased online at the JayTV website, at the casino or by phone at 800-514-ETIX(3849).

In 1955, The Platters (Herb Reed, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Zola Taylor and Tony Williams) crashed through the racial divide in the music industry become the first African-American vocal group to reach international super stardom. The group's debut single, "Only You (and You Alone)," launched the vocal group on the world stage. The romantic ballad became an instant hit with the public and would eventually reach number five on the Pop charts.

The Platters' follow-up single, "The Great Pretender," propelled the group to the number one position on the pop charts, providing the launch pad for their meteoric rise as crossover artists. Both tracks have since been declared "songs of the 21st century" by the Grammy Music Hall of Fame.

The Platters timeless hits also include "Only You," "Magic Touch," "My Prayer Heaven on Earth," "I'm Sorry," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Harbor Lights," "Red Sails in the Sunset," "I'll Never Smile Again," "You'll Never Know" and "Twilight Time."

In keeping with the founder's wishes, The Platters continue to evolve and entertain music fans of all ages worldwide. With a solid foundation of multiple hit songs under their belts thanks to the founding members, The Platters today are Wayne Miller, Adele Galinda "DD" Grey Martin, Lance Bernard Bryant and Kenny Williams — all seasoned, veteran performers of film, stage and music from Broadway to Hollywood — who continue to captivate audiences under the baton of musical director Michael Larson.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of Cornell Gunter's Coasters out of the ashes of the surprising breakup of the original Coaster group several months earlier. Over the years, Cornell Gunter's Coasters have continually built up a new market for their approach to 1950s music.

Gunter believed that The Coasters and all of the musical groups from that era could be reborn and thrive as live performing groups. Ultimately, he led the way to what was soon to become known as classic rock. All that was needed was to take the original music and present it in a way that gave each group a modern theatrical approach to their presentation. More importantly, he developed an approach to 1950s music that lent itself to constant innovation.

In the years since Gunter passed away, the group members who had been with him for many decades, and the original management team who had been the creative force behind the group, carry on by incorporating his genius into the show. It is under the tutelage and guidance of this multi-decade relationship that the group continues to entertain today.

The Coasters' enduring hits include "Charlie Brown," "Along Came Jones," "Poison Ivy," "Love Potion #9," "Love Potion #10," "Little Egypt," "Young Blood," "Yakety Yak," "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart," "Searchin'," "Shoppin' For Clothes" and "Smokey Joe's Café."

Concert attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

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