WHO ARE THEY: The Platters were known as the most romantic doo-wop group of the era. The Los Angeles-based group released an impressive string of hit singles including “Only You,” “The Great Pretender,” “My Prayer,” “Twilight Time,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and “Harbor Lights.” In 1990 The Platters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Over the course of their career, the group has sold more than 100 million records.
Danny and the Juniors are a doo-wop group formed in Philadelphia in 1955. They are best known for their 1957 hit song “At the Hop.” After signing with Dick Clark’s Swan Records label, Danny and the Juniors released the single “Twistin’ USA.”
WHAT TO EXPECT: It will be a night of doo-wop at Harrah’s Resort when The Platters and Danny and the Juniors take the stage at the Concert Venue. This year marks the 60th anniversary of The Platters’ monumental hit single “Only You (And You Alone),” and they’ll be celebrating by performing it as well as a slew of their other hit songs including “The Great Pretender,” “My Prayer,” “Twilight Time,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “Harbor Lights.” The Juniors may have lost Danny Rapp more than 30 years ago, but the group carries on with Joe Terry taking over the lead vocal spot. Fans will enjoy hearing their smash hit “At the Hop” as well as many more favorites.
WHAT’S NEW: In November, Danny and the Juniors were inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $34.50, and the show begins 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Harrah’s Concert Venue.