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  • Cleve Duncan dies at 78; one of the Penguins on 'Earth Angel'

    Cleve Duncan dies at 78; one of the Penguins on 'Earth Angel'
    Cleve Duncan, whose plaintive tenor captured the heartache of teen love in the enduring 1954 doo-wop hit "Earth Angel," died Nov. 7 in Los Angeles. He was 78.
  • Herb Reed dies at 83; founder of the Platters

    Herb Reed dies at 83; founder of the Platters
    Herb Reed was in his 20s when he founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953, naming his vocal group after the term used by radio DJs for the vinyl records of the day. Well into the digital download era — and into his 80s — Reed was still...

    An appreciation: Herb Reed helped R&B, pop soar with the Platters

     
    Singer Herb Reed, the last original member of the '50s L.A. R&B group the Platters died Monday in Boston. Herb Reed continued touring with the Platters until 2011.

    PASSINGS: Fred Milano, William Polk Carey, Mike Colalillo

    PASSINGS: Fred Milano, William Polk Carey, Mike Colalillo
    Fred Milano Doo-wop singer with Dion and the Belmonts Fred Milano, 72, a singer who made rock 'n' roll history on doo-wop hits with Dion and the Belmonts in the 1950s, died Sunday, three weeks after his lung cancer was diagnosed, said Warren Gradus, who...

    L.A. Unheard: Hanni El Khatib

     
    The band: Hanni El Khatib, a pair of recent Bay Area transplants, led by the eponymous Hanni. The sound: Drawing from a deep pool of influences, El Khatib is a rock 'n' roll time traveler, incorporating '50s doo-wop vibes with harder-edged blues and...