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Platters (Musical group)

Overview
Works: 1,225 works in 1,757 publications in 3 languages and 9,280 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Popular music  Film soundtracks  Motion picture music  Big band music  Orchestral music  Jazz  Rock music  Doo-wop  History 
Roles: Performer, Musician, Singer, Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Interviewee, Other, Composer
Classifications: M1630.18, 781.64
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Platters (Musical group)
The doo wop box II( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1956( Recording )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curious case of Benjamin Button music from the motion picture by Alexandre Desplat( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-disc collection from the motion picture featuring the compelling original score by Alexandre Desplat along with classic pieces by Louis Armstrong, the Platters, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The doo wop box( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The very best of the Platters by Platters (Musical group)( Recording )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The best of the Platters by Platters (Musical group)( Recording )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fifties, it was hard for black singers to sell music to white record buyers, but the Platters managed to do just that, thus helping to blaze the trail for the many others that followed. Some of their songs were covers of songs from the thirties and forties, suitably updated for the fifties. The Platters were much more successful in America than in Britain, but the few UK hits that they had have left a lasting impression. The great pretender (a 1987 top five UK hit for Freddie Mercury), Smoke gets in your eyes (a 1974 top twenty UK hit for Bryan Ferry) and Only you (a minor hit for several artists down the years) have all charted for other artists since the Platters charted with them in the fifties. It contains all of their most famous recordings, whether they are originals or covers. Apart from those already mentioned, their other British hits include Twilight time, My praer, You'll never never know, I'm sorry and Remember when
Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant ein Krankheitsfall gewidmet dem, der hier Marlene wurde by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in German and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the earliest and best-loved films of this period in his career, which balances a realistic depiction of tormented romance with staging that remains true to the director's roots in experimental theater. This unforgettable, unforgiving dissection of the imbalanced relationship between a haughty fashion designer and a beautiful but icy ingenue, based, in a sly gender reversal, on the writer-director's own desperate obsession with a young actor
The magic touch Platters anthology by Platters (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of the Platters' original Mercury chart singes, selected B-sides and EP/LP cuts
The Platters by Platters (Musical group)( Recording )

45 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billboard top rock 'n' roll hits, 1955( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rock 'n' roll era 1954-195( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1958( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doo wop vocal group greats( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drift back to a gentler time with the tunes and harmonies of the doo wop groups of the late 50's and early 60's ... This collection of beloved music will unlock a treasure trove of memories. The incredible PBS special Doo Wop: Vocal Group Greats Live is proof that through all the musical changes of the past 50 years, voice is the ultimate instrument and harmony is still the language of love"--Container
All-time greatest hits by Platters (Musical group)( Recording )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All 15 of their top 40 hits from 1955 through the 1960s. Includes Only you (and You Alone); Harbor Lights; and adds some more soul-pop titles from 1966-1967 like With This Ring, I love You 1000 times
1959( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the complete soundtrack of American graffiti( Recording )

in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encore of golden hits by Platters (Musical group)( Recording )

16 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Platters golden hits by Platters (Musical group)( Recording )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The '50s( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The '50s keep on rockin'( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The doo wop box
Alternative Names
Plateros (Musical group)

The Platters

Languages
English (126)

German (7)

Hebrew (1)

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