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Herbert "Herb" Reed (August 7, 1928 – June 4, 2012) was an American musician, vocalist and founding member of The Platters, who were known for their hits during the 1950s and 1960s. Reed thought of the group's name after noticing that DJs in the 1950s called their records, "platters".

The Platters are an American vocal group formed in 1952. They were one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition and the burgeoning new genre. The act went through several personnel changes, with the most successful incarnation comprising lead tenor Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Herb Reed, and Zola Taylor

Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of the Platters, the most successful vocal group in rock 'n' roll history, died Monday in a Boston area hospice after a long illness. He was 83. Reed, who gave the group its name when it launched in Los Angeles in 1953, sang bass on Platters' classics "Twilight Time," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "Only You" and "My Prayer," all of which hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts. He toured with his own Platters group until last year, and said he was the only person to have sung on all of the group's.

Herb Reed, who was the last surviving member of the Platters' five original members, founded the popular R&B group in Los Angeles in 1953. Herb Reed was in his 20s when he founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953, naming his vocal group after the term used by radio DJs for the vinyl records of the day. Well into the digital download era - and into his 80s - Reed was still touring and singing bass on "Only You," "The Great Pretender," "Twilight Time" and the other hits that made the Platters one of the top R&B groups of the 1950s. Every audience is different," he told the Lowell Sun newspaper in Massachusetts in 2004

from the album The Platters (Original recording) & The Fabulous Platters (Re-recording). Bark, Battle and Ball". When the Platters track, "The Great Pretender" (which eventually surpassed the success of "Only You"), was released in the UK as Europe's first introduction to The Platters, "Only You" was included on the flipside. In the 1956 film Rock Around the Clock, The Platters participated with both songs, "Only You" and "The Great Pretender". Retrieved July 11, 2015. "Herb Reed (Obituary)".

The Platters had many singers over the years, but only Herb Reed was on every song that they ever recorded. Their hits included "The Great Pretender," "My Prayer," "Twilight Time" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. He was doing a couple hundred shows a year until last year. The last of the original Platters, the 83-year-old Reed died at a hospice near Boston. Ron Flatter, FOX News Radio Guns N’ Roses Bassist Duff McKagan Releas.

BOSTON - Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of 1950s vocal group the Platters who sang on hits like Only You and The Great Pretender, has died. Reed died on Monday in a Boston area hospice after a period of declining health that included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, manager Fred Balboni said. Reed was a Kansas City, M. native who founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953. Then a quartet, the group won amateur talent shows, and performed nights and weekends up and down the California coast while the members worked days at a car wash and at other odd jobs. I never thought that it would keep going, and I never wanted to assume we'd keep getting checks, he said earlier this year.

As the last surviving member of the original group, that made the singer the sole heir to the group’s legacy - shutting out many great pretenders in the process. It’s not right to have someone steal your name. We were cheated back then, but that’s how things were done, Reed said in early 2012. It’s theft, and I have to fight it so that no other artist faces this. Manager Fred Balboni said the singer viewed the court case as a personal triumph. Reed’s early struggles informed his later actions. When other members of the group received their first big royalty checks, they splurged on cars and nights out; Reed bought a house in Los Angeles. I never wanted to assume we’d keep getting checks, he told his biographer earlier this year. The Platters, praised for their smooth, stylized renditions of pop standards, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.