Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Platters in Woodland Hills, Sunday 8/6, 6pm

Free, with free parking if you are willing to walk. LINK

Do you think any of the smiling faces in the above photo look old enough to have recorded Only You or The Great Pretender fifty-one years ago? Me neither. Like a lot of groups from the oldies era, there have been multiple versions of the Platters touring simultaneously. After all of the lawsuits, injunctions, and non-competes, when you are watching a live performance from a group this ancient, you are basically watching a tribute band.

The Great Pretender: