UPDATE:  recordings of Mr. Powell with both the Dominoes and The Ink Spots have been added... as well as a radio interview.: all on the 'sound samples' page
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Roe with The Othelos

Welcome to MonroePowell.com
For over 40 years, the legendary Monroe Powell has been a recording and touring lead vocalist with internationally acclaimed groups. First with The Dominoes (1958-63) and The Ink Spots (1960s), Powell is best known as the lead signer of The Platters for most of the last 40 years. Originally hired by Platters founder and manager Buck Ram in 1970, Powell has certainly created a legacy of his own.

Powell has never claimed to be an original member of the Platters... but it cannot be denied that Powell was a mainstay with the group. Powell replaced former lead singer Sonny Turner, becoming the third lead singer in Platters history. Today, because of world-wide appearances with the Platters over the last 37 years, he may be the most well known "Platter" or former "Platter."

It should be noted that original member Herb Reed also continues to perform with his own Platters group. Please see The Platters Information Site at www.PlattersInfoSite.com for more information on a variety of different "fake" groups, and for information on the only two other 'legitimate' Platters members from the Buck Ram era currently performing today: Herb Reed & Sonny Turner.

We hope you enjoy reading some about Mr. Powell, his group of very talented performers, and viewing the many nostalgic (some rare) photos presented on this site. Feel free to click on the e-mail links provided if you are interested in booking Mr. Powell's group, or even if you're a fan... Powell loves to hear from fans and friends!


 
Comment recently left on Mr. Powell's guestbook :   I am Buck Ram's legitimate grandaughter. Buck always admired Monroe Powells professionalism and great talent as a singer. He by far should be respected as a Buck Ram Platter as he worked with Buck Ram longer than any other Platter. Certain people may call themselves the "Buck Ram Platters", however they never met Buck. Monroe should be credited for his amazing voice, honesty and willingness to stay in the business even if others make things difficult. I know my grandfather was very proud of Monroe and never had an unkind work towards him.   -- Kym Stone

 
with The Dominoes in 1958
with Ink Spots on 1960 album cover
1972 Platters publicity photo
group photo c. 1993
group photo 1995-2002 
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