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      The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters and The Platters in Mobile

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      June 22, 2019

      Saturday   7:30 PM

      6 South Joachin Street
      Mobile, Alabama 36602

      The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters and The Platters

      June 22, 2019
      Doors : 6:30 PM
      Show: 7:30 pm

      The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters and The Platters will be together, singing all of their hits at the Mobile Saenger Theatre on Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. Three rock and roll hall of fame legends on the same stage, for one night only! With more than 94 charted records and 45 Top 10 hits combined, you’ll hear favorites like “Under the Boardwalk,” “Stand By Me,” “On Broadway,” “This Magic Moment,” “Up On the Roof,” “Save the Last Dance For Me,” “Yakety Yak,” “Charlie Brown,” “Poison Ivy,” “Only You,” “The Great Pretender,” “Magic Touch,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” and many more.

      Ticket Prices: $35, $45, $65, $75 (Additional fees may apply.)

      Purchase tickets in person at the Saenger Theatre Box Office (open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and located at 6 South Joachim Street) or the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located at 401 Civic Center Drive).  Purchase tickets by phone through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. For information regarding accessible seating tickets, please call 251.208.7381.  All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice.

      About The Drifters
      The history of rhythm and blues is filled with vocal groups whose names – the Orioles, the Cadillacs, the Crows, the Flamingos, the Moonglows, the Coasters, the Penguins – are held in reverence by fanatics and devotees. The Drifters are part of an even more exclusive fraternity, as a group that managed to carve out a place for themselves in the R&B firmament and also define that music, not only at its inception as a national chart phenomenon in the early ‘50s, but also in the decade that followed. Their place in history is as complex as their role in it, by virtue of the fact that there are two distinct phases to their music and the continuity of their membership, and their extraordinary longevity – only the Platters could claim as great a span of years as an active recording unit.

      About Cornell Gunter’s Coasters
      The Coasters were one of the few artists in rock history to successfully straddle the line between music and comedy. Their undeniably funny lyrics and on-stage antics might have suggested a simple troupe of clowns, but Coasters records were no mere novelties – their material, supplied by the legendary team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, was too witty, their arrangements too well-crafted, and the group itself too musically proficient. That engaging and infectious combination made them one of the most popular early R&B/rock and roll acts, as well as one of the most consistently entertaining doo wop/vocal groups of all time.

      About The Platters
      With classics such as “The Great Pretender,” “Only You,” and their rendition of “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” The Platters were one of the preeminent doo wop groups of the rock and roll era. Under the guidance of manager and producer Buck Ram, The Platters churned out hit after hit during the 1950s, bridging the gap between more traditional vocal-group stylings and the popular R&B grooves of the early ‘50s. Their sound was unique, marked by lead singer Tony Williams’ powerful vocals and the feminine touch of singer Zola Taylor.

      Categories: Performing Arts

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