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THE PLATTERS - INSCRIBED PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK CO-SIGNED BY: THE PLATTERS (LEON GILLIAM), THE PLATTERS (NANCY NELSON), THE PLATTERS (MONROE POWELL), THE PLATTERS (DONNE RADFORD), THE PLATTERS (DELANEY McQUAIG) - HFSID 153997

THE PLATTERS: LEON GILLIAM, DONNE RADFORD, MONROE POWELL, DELANEY MCQUAIG AND NANCY NELSON Signed color photo of the Platters, with Donne Radford, Monroe Powell and Delaney McQuaig in purple tuxes and Nancy Nelson in a purple dress Inscribed printed photograph signed in ink:

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THE PLATTERS: LEON GILLIAM, DONNE RADFORD, MONROE POWELL, DELANEY MCQUAIG AND NANCY NELSON Signed color photo of the Platters, with Donne Radford, Monroe Powell and Delaney McQuaig in purple tuxes and Nancy Nelson in a purple dress Inscribed printed photograph signed in ink: "Leon/Gilliam", "Donne/Radford", "Nancy", "Only You, Alan/Monroe Powell" and "Delany McQuaig". Color, 8x9¾ overall, 7¼x8½ image, one surface. Photo from Personal Management Personality Productions in Las Vegas, Nevada. Captioned: "THE BUCK RAM PLATTERS/The Platters". There are an estimated 125 sanctioned versions of "the original Platters" on the oldies show circuit. This is a signed photograph of one of those groups. The Platters formed in Los Angeles, California in 1953, with original members Tony Williams (lead singer), Herb Reed (bass), David Lynch (tenor), Alex Hodge and Zola Taylor. There wasn't much to differentiate them from other rhythm and blues groups until Samuel "Buck" Ram took over management of the group. Ram - who also worked with the Penguins, of Earth Angel fame - restructured the group and turned the Platters into a hit machine and one of the most romantic doo wop acts going. They released numerous Top 20 hits on the Billboard Pop Singles charts and five chart toppers: Only You (1955), My Prayer (1956), The Great Pretender (1958), Twilight Time (1958) and Smoke Gets in your Eyes (1959). The Platters continue to tour under numerous personnel changes. LEON GILLIAM began singing at a young age. He moved to Las Vegas in 1980 and immediately joined the internationally known recording group Buck Ram's Platters and traveled four years with them before establishing a spin-off group of his own called "The Sounds of the Platters". In 1994 Leon formed a seven piece group, now called Leon C. that debuted at Harrah's Las Vegas. DONNE RAY RADFORD is a professional singer. He was invited to perform with the group The Platters in 1985 who he stayed with until 1992. He now tours with his group The Sound of The Platters and with the American Black Gold All Star Series. NANCY NELSON sang with The Platters from 1988 to 1991. MONROE POWELL was one of the longest running members of The Platters. He went on to form his own band which he also called The Platters, but after a legal battle with the owner of the estate, Jean Bennett, it was agreed that he would rename the group The Platters featuring Monroe Powell. His show ran at the Sahara casino for 15 years. DELANEY MCQUAIG was a singer with The Platters and later with the group Doug Clark and His Hot Nuts. He sang and played lead guitar. Lightly creased. Light scratches on image (not visible head-on). Otherwise, fine condition.

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