Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Doowopobit: Herb Reed

Herb Reed, the last original platter, has died.

Reed quit the band in 1969, starting his own rival version; he was legally given the right to be the official version of The Platters in the 1990s, but was then stripped of the rights in 2002, reverting to being the leader of A Platters, not The Platters. He was the only Platter to be on every single track they recorded, though, which morally makes him the definitive Platter. Or the only Platter that matters.

Reed was 83. He died in Boston.

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