Herb Reed of vocal group The Platters dead at 83

by Blogburger on June 5, 2012

Handout photo of founding member of The Platters Herb ReedBOSTON (Reuters) – Herb Reed, the last of the founding members of 1950s R&B crooners The Platters, known for hits such as "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "Twilight Time," has died at the age of 83. Reed's manager said the singer died in Boston on Monday after a period of declining health that included chronic heart disease. Reed had lived in the Boston area for many years, most recently Arlington, Massachusetts. …



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