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Platters

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    (1953-1967)
    Formed in Los Angeles, California
    Alex Hodge
    David Lynch
    Nate Nelson
    Herb Reed
    Paul Robi
    Zola Taylor (1938-May 1, 2007)
    Sonny Turner
    Tony Williams
    Recorded ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,’ ‘The Great Pretender,’ ‘Only You,’ ‘My Prayer,’ ‘Twilight Time’ and ‘Harbor Lights’

Why they might be annoying:

    Four group members were accused of having sexual relations with minors.
    The resulting arrests caused several radio stations to stop playing their music.
    After disbanding, members fought over rights to use ‘The Platters’ name when touring.
    Zola Taylor claimed she had an affair with Frankie Lymon when he was 13.
    They initially refused to record ‘The Great Pretender,’ calling it ‘a hillbilly song.’

Why they might not be annoying:

    They were one of the few Doo-Wop groups to use string instruments in their music.
    They were the first black act to have a #1 pop single in the United States.
    The arrested group members were eventually acquitted of all charges filed against them.
    Their song ‘The Great Pretender’ was included in ‘Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.’
    They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1990).

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Year In Review:

    In 2023, Out of 11 Votes: 9.09% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 12 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 26 Votes: 26.92% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 47 Votes: 44.68% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 19 Votes: 36.84% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 8.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 18.18% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 39 Votes: 30.77% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 70 Votes: 45.71% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 71 Votes: 42.25% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 112 Votes: 49.11% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 28 Votes: 17.86% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 189 Votes: 43.92% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 53 Votes: 37.74% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 62 Votes: 38.71% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 117 Votes: 43.59% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 211 Votes: 42.65% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 328 Votes: 43.60% Annoying