Platters' Bass Singer Herb Reed Passes
June 5, 2012 at 4:01 PM (PT)
HERB REED, bass singer and the last surviving, original member of the 1950s GRAMMY AWARD-winning vocal group THE PLATTERS, died today. The PLATTERS, who were inducted into THE ROCK AND ROLL HAME OF FAME in 1990, were best known for crossover, pop hits like “Only You” and “The Great Pretender.”
Although he had homes in ATLANTA and MIAMI, REED always called the BOSTON area home HERB REED was 83.