FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: WHO ARE THE PLATTERS?
A: The Platters are a Multiplatinum: Rock & Roll, Grammy, and Vocal Group Hall of Fame Artist, founded and named by Herb Reed in 1953, that crashed through the racial and gender divides that existed in the United States; paving the way for them to become one of the preeminent vocal groups of all time. For more information about our history please click on the HISTORY tab above.
Q: ARE ANY OF THE "ORIGINAL MEMBERS" STILL LIVING?
A: With the death of founding member (Herb Reed) in 2012, all of the original members (Cornell Gunther, Joe Jefferson, and Alex Hodge) have now passed on. Please visit our HISTORY tab for more details.
Q: ARE YOU THE "REAL" PLATTERS?
A: All rights to The Platters name have been consolidated into Herb Reed Enterprises, LLC, which is listed on the principal register with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Registration Number 5,001,469. If you see the famous registration mark ® after the name in all forms of visual media then you know you’re experiencing the authentic vocal group that is part of The Platters historical lineage!
Q: ARE ANY OF YOU RELATED TO THE "ORIGINAL" PLATTERS?
A: None of our current members are related to any of the iconic (Tony Williams, Paul Robi, David Lynch, and Zola Taylor) or original members.
Q: ARE THERE MULTIPLE PLATTERS GROUPS?
A: There is only ONE legally authorized "The Platters" vocal group performing around the world today. If you see the famous registration mark ® after the name in all forms of visual media then you know you’re experiencing the authentic vocal group that is part of The Platters historical lineage.
Q: IS KENNY WILLIAMS RELATED TO TONY WILLIAMS?
A: They are not related. Purely coincidental.
Q: HOW OFTEN DO YOU PERFORM?
A: We perform quite a bit throughout the year and in a wide variety of performance venues. If you would like to know when we will be performing near you, please visit our TOUR DATES page.
Q: WHERE CAN I BUY YOUR MERCHANDISE?
A: Merchandise is available for purchase only at our shows. However, we will soon be launching a store on our website.
Q: WHERE DO YOU REHEARSE?
A: Our home office is located in Boston, Massachusetts. We meet there for rehearsals.
Q: HOW DID YOU BECOME A MEMBER OF THE GROUP?
A: Each group member has been chosen to help carry on The Platters Legacy. Please visit our HISTORY page to learn more.
Q: WHEN WILL YOUR "NEW SONG" BE RELEASED?
A: We are currently in the studio working on our new single, our EP, and LP. Please keep checking in and we will keep you posted.
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