The Platters

For over 40 years, the legendary Monroe Powell has been a recording and touring lead vocalist with internationally acclaimed groups. First with The Dominoes (1958-63) and The Ink Spots (1960s), Powell is best known as the lead signer of The Platters for most of the last 30 years. Originally hired by Platters founder and manager Buck Ram in 1970, Powell has certainly created a legacy of his own. 

Powell has never claimed to be an original member of the Platters... but it cannot be denied that Powell was a mainstay with the group. Powell replaced former lead singer Sonny Turner, becoming the third lead singer in Platters history. Today, because of world-wide appearances with the Platters over the last 30 years, he may be the most well known "Platter" or former "Platter."

Platters Hits:

"Only You (And You Alone" ('55 #1 R&B, #5 Pop)
"The Great Pretender" ('55 #1 R&B, #1 Pop)
"(You've Got) The Magic Touch" ('56 #4 R&B, #4 Pop)
"My Prayer" ('56 #1 R&B, #1 Pop)
"Heaven On Earth" ('56 #39 Pop)
"You'll Never Know" ('56 #11 Pop)
"It Isn't Right" ('56 #13 Pop)
"On My Word Of Honor" ('57 #20 Pop)
"One In A Million" ('57 #20 Pop)
"I'm Sorry" ('57 #11 Pop)
"He's Mine" ('57 #5 R&B, #16 Pop)
"My Dream" ('57 #24 Pop)
"Twilight Time" ('58 #1 R&B, #1 Pop)
"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" ('58 #3 R&B, #1 Pop)
"Enchanted" ('59 #12 Pop)
"Harbor Lights" ('60 #8 Pop)
"Red Sails In The Sunset" ('60 #36 Pop)
"To Each His Own" ('60 #21 Pop)
"If I Didn't Care" ('61 #30 Pop)
"I'll Never Smile Again" ('61 #25 Pop)
"I Love You 1000 Times" ('66 #6 R&B, #31 Pop)
"With This Ring" ('67 #14 Pop)