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Spotlight Exhibit: the Dells' Apollo Theater Battle of the Groups Trophy

Monday, July 2: 3:06 p.m.
Posted by Howard Kramer
The Dells

The Dells are one of the longest-lived rhythm & blues vocal groups. Their origins date back to 1952, and the group’s original lineup – lead tenor Johnny Funches, second tenor Verne Allison, lead baritone Marvin Junior, baritone Michael “Mickey” McGill ...

Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, Spotlight Exhibit
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Remembering Herb Reed of the Platters

Tuesday, June 5: 4 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Herb Reed (pictured far left), a founding member of the Platters, passed away on June 4, 2012.

Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of the Platters, died on June 4, 2012, after losing his battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Platters were arguably the most significant vocal group of rock and roll's early ...

Categories: Inductee, Today in Rock
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