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  • 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.
  • 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.

    Herb Reed, original member of the Platters, dies at 83

     
    Bass singer Herb Reed, who co-founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953 and was the last of the original members of the vocal group, died Monday in Boston, his manager told the Associated Press. Fred Balboni told AP that...

    Hank Jones dies at 91; jazz pianist who spanned styles and generations

    Hank Jones dies at 91; jazz pianist who spanned styles and generations
    Hank Jones, whose extraordinary combination of versatility, craftsmanship and creativity during his nearly eight-decade career earned him the reputation as a jazz pianist's pianist, has died. He was 91. Jones died Sunday at Calvary Hospital in New York...

    Personal Playlist: Henry Rollins

     
    The musician/DJ favors Miles Davis, Vum, Le Butcherettes and Boris.