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Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Multi-platinum, Rock and Roll, Vocal Group and Grammy Hall of Fame members. The Platters debut hit single Only You (and You Alone) that launched the vocal group became an instant hit with the public and would eventually reach number five on the Pop charts thus igniting the sound of rock and roll as we know it today. Soon after their debut at the top of the charts, The Platters released The Great Pretender, which propelled them to number one, providing the launch pad for their meteoric rise as crossover artists. As a result, they became the first African American group to achieve international superstardom. Hit after hit came tumbling forth in a seemingly effortless manner: "Only You," "The Great Pretender," "My Prayer," "Twilight Time," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Harbor Lights," all of them establishing The Platters as the classiest of all the early rock and roll groups.