over 40 years, the legendary Monroe Powell has been a recording and touring
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.
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."
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 &
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!