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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Ed Sullivan Show/Live/1959)

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"We have time!"

Fantastic and rare film of the Platters singing their signature song. You can hear from Ed Sullivan's intro that they almost ran out of time and didn't get this song in the show (one of the pitfalls of live television) but they managed to fit this in. One for the ages.

Tony Williams - Incredible

The smoothest voice ever!

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Formed: 1952 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

With classics such as "The Great Pretender," "Only You," and their rendition of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," the Platters were one of the preeminent doo-wop groups of the rock & roll era. Under the guidance of manager and producer Buck Ram, the Platters churned out hit after hit during the 1950s, bridging the gap between more traditional vocal-group stylings and the popular R&B grooves of the early '50s. Their sound was unique, marked by lead singer Tony Williams' powerful vocals and the feminine...
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Ed Sullivan Show/Live/1959), The Platters
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  • $1.99
  • Genre: Pop
  • Released: Nov 08, 2011

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