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Herb Reed (Herbert Reed)

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Biography

Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Singer and Kansas City (MO) native Herb Reed 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. Reed came up with the group's name, inspired by disc jockeys who called their records "platters". The group signed their first major recording contract in 1955. Reed sang bass on the group's four #1 hits, "The Great Pretender," "My Prayer," "Twilight Time" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes". Read more...

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Character: Himself

Rock All Night 1957

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Character: Himself - Member of the Platters

Carnival Rock 1957

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Character: Himself

Girls Town 1959

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Character: Himself - In Memoriam

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013

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