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The Platters Golden Hits

12.09.2014 Posted in Red Lifestyle No Comments

One of my recent finds on the Parisian Flea Market, Marché aux Puces, was an excellent red LP, The Platters –Golden Hits. Sold for 6 euros, in good condition, the LP immediately attracted my attention with its bright red color and fun b&w photo of the group. The well-known rock and roll group, created in 1953 in Los Angeles, has sold about 89 million recordings, gave concerts in more than 90 countries and acquired 230 different awards. Their most famous songs –“Only You”,“The Great Pretender”and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” became known all over the world. This record was issued in 2013, proving that the group continues to have many fans. The joyful and entertaining songs make you want to dance and sing together with the group, making any day (even a rainy and cold Sunday morning) pleasurable and exciting. You can listen to “Only You,”“The Great Pretender” and other Platters hits on YouTube, but it will probably be not be as fun as the romantic sound of an LP.