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The Platters

Mostly Credited As: The Platters
Sometimes Credited As: Platters

Birth Name: The Platters
Date Of Birth: 1953
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California

The Platters


Members have included: Cornell Gunter, Herb Reed, Alex Hodge, Joe Jefferson, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Zola Taylor, Tony Williams, Sonny Turner, Nate Nelson, Monroe Powell, Kenn Johnson, Tyrone Sweet, Jessica Taylor and Robbie Robinson.

Note: there were and are multiple versions of the group touring, since disgruntled members left and formed their own groups with the same name.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Music Shop (1959)As: Themselves
Episode Cast Credits 

American Bandstand (1957) 
  Little Richard / The Platters 14x33: (Apr/17/1971) As Themselves 
  The Platters 10x50: (Aug/19/1967) As Themselves 
  AB-405: The Platters 02x125: (Feb/20/1959) As Themselves 
  AB-51: The Four Coins (Day) / The Platters / Jack Bailey (Night) 01x51: (Oct/14/1957) As Themselves 

The Dick Clark Show (1958) 
  The Platters / Mark Dinning / The Viscounts / Danny and the Juniors / Jo Ann Campbell 03x52: (Sep/03/1960) As Themselves 
  Dion and The Belmonts / Fabian / The Platters / Conway Twitty / Johnny and the Blockbusters 02x20: (Jan/17/1959) As Themselves 
  Jerry Lee Lewis / The Silhouettes / Johnny Cash / The Platters / The Mark IV Quartet 01x04: (Mar/08/1958) As Themselves 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  The Platters, Helen Wood 12x46: (Aug/02/1959) As Themselves 
  The Platters, Abbe Lane 12x24: (Mar/01/1959) As Themselves 
  Brigitte Bardot, Maurice Chevalier, Mitzi Gaynor, Sophia Loren, William Holden 11x38: (Jun/15/1958) As Themselves 
  Ernest Borgnine, Noel Coward, Kirk Douglas 11x11: (Dec/08/1957) As Themselves 
Featured Songs

Happy Days Songs:
Richie Falls in Love + "The Great Pretender" (instrumental) (1954) 
Richie's Job + "The Great Pretender" (1954) 
Fonz Meets Kat + "The Great Pretender" (instrumental) (1954) 
The Duel + "The Great Pretender" (1954) 
Smokin' Ain't Cool + "The Great Pretender" (1954) 
Kid Stuff + "The Great Pretender" (1954) 
Casanova Cunningham + "The Great Pretender" (1954) 
Our Gang + "The Great Pretender" (1954) 
The Apartment + "The Great Pretender" (1954) 
Hollywood (1) + "The Great Pretender" (1954) 
The Last of the Big Time Malphs + "The Great Pretender" (1954) 
A Shot in the Dark + "The Great Pretender" (1954) 
Tell It to the Marines + "My Prayer" (instrumental) (1956) 
Fonzie Joins the Band + "My Prayer" (1956) (played by the band) 
Hardware Jungle + "The Great Pretender" (1954) 
The Lemon + "The Great Pretender" (1954) 
American Bandstand Songs:
AB-405: The Platters + Enchanted
+ Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 
AB-51: The Four Coins (Day) / The Platters / Jack Bailey (Night) + I'm Sorry 
AB-46: The Platters / Tony Randall (Day) / Jerry Lee Lewis / Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers (Night) + I'm Sorry
+ My Dream 
Breaking Bad Songs:
Mandala + Enchanted 
The Wonder Years Songs:
Frank and Denise + Only You 
The House That Jack Built + To Each His Own 
How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation + Smoke Get in Your Eyes 
Cold Case Songs:
Commited + Only You 
The Dick Clark Show Songs:
The Platters / Mark Dinning / The Viscounts / Danny and the Juniors / Jo Ann Campbell + Red Sails in the Sunset
+ Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 
Dion and The Belmonts / Fabian / The Platters / Conway Twitty / Johnny and the Blockbusters + Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 
Brooklyn Bridge Songs:
When Irish Eyes are Smiling + Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 
Alcatraz Songs:
Ernest Cobb + The Great Pretender 
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