Charleston Music Hall welcomes The Platters, 9/27

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Fans of early-era R&B and rock 'n' roll might wanna catch this elegant show: Wilson Williams & His Platters are scheduled to headline a special fund-raiser concert at the Charleston Music Hall (37 John Street, 843-853-2252) on Sat. Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.

The original Platters formed in Los Angeles in 1953 and quickly found success in the mid-’50s with vocalist Tony Williams and young female vocalist Zola Taylor. In 1955, “Only You” became The Platters’ first gold hit record. They enjoyed a string of 16 gold records and attained international fame for their sweet ballads and harmonies.

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The Platters currently feature Wilson Williams (a member since 1978), Kenn Johnson, Allen Holland, and Verceal Whitaker. Vocalist Monroe Powell (a member since 1970) led this group until 2007  (there’s another version of the group out there featuring vocalist Herb Reed as well).

They’ll play such classics such as “The Great Pretender,” “Twilight Time,” and “My Prayer,” among others. A portion of the proceeds from this concert will benefit North Charleston High School and will be utilized to “fund the cost of field trips and other educational ventures that students would normally have to forgo.”

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