Sonny Turner – Atlanta – Musicor


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Sonny (born September 24, 1939 Fairmont, W Virginia 1939 – died January 13, 2022, Los Angeles, California) prior to his work with The Platters, was the lead singer of a local vocal group called The Metrotones. While performing in a local club in Cleveland as the opening act for Redd Foxx, Turner was approached by local DJ Bill Crane and asked if he would be interested in auditioning for The Platters, as their lead singer as Tony Williams was soon to be leaving the group. Turner was chosen out of 100 hopeful auditioners to replace Williams in late 1959. Turner, whose friend and mentor was Jackie Wilson, breathed new life into The Platters with three hit singles; “I Love You 1000 Times” in 1966, “With This Ring” in 1967 and “Washed Ashore” in 1968. This disc has light wear, conservatively graded in VG++ condition, worth checking the flip

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