Platters, Coasters, and Drifters at the Warner
Sunday, Apr. 14
For one night only, The Drifters, Cornell Gunter's Coasters, and The Platters will perform their classic hits at the Warner Theatre. These three Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers have rocked the Las Vegas Strip for over nine years, declaring their act "the longest running music show in Las Vegas history."
The Drifters are a soul vocal group that was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. Originally they were created as a backing group for Clyde McPhatter with Billy Ward and his Dominoes in 1953. This American doo-wop and R&B/soul group sang the hit songs "Under the Boardwalk" and "Save the Last Dance for Me."
Cornell Gunter's Coasters is a unique vocal group that performs rock 'n' roll songs with R&B and doo-wop undertones. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the Coasters are best known for their singles "Yakety Yak" and "Charlie Brown." Songwriter and producer Jerry Leiber said in a 1992 interview, "Our songs ... were R&B hits that white kids were attracted to, and people bought it, and it became rock 'n' roll."
The Platters' original five-member group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and was known as one of the most popular black groups of their time. They became one of the first African-American groups to be accepted as a major chart group and sang hit songs, "Only You" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes." By combining the genres of pre-rock and pop, they became one of the most successful vocal groups around the world.
With a combined 94 charted records and 45 Top 10 hits, these rock 'n' roll
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. // Warner Theatre, 811 State St. // $44-$62 // eriewarnertheatre.com