August 7, 1931 - June 4, 2012
| Age 83
The Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) — Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of 1950s vocal group the Platters who sang on hits like "Only You" and "The Great Pretender," has died. He was 83.
Reed died on Monday in a Boston area hospice after a period of declining health that included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, manager Fred Balboni said.
Reed was a Kansas City, Mo., native who founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953. Then a quartet, the group won amateur...
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" Herb was the gentlest, kindest man could ever wish to meet. I called him in the mid 8o's to inform him of 'imposters' performing as The Platters on the Spanish, Balearic island of Mallorca. ..."
"To herb reed Jr, i Wallace reed Grace & wife marcea would like to tell you & your family how sorry we are about your fathers death. I met him in the mid 80's, & ..."
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