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APPEARANCE REVIEWS
Bob and Beth White, Ryan and Cody White, George and Faye Helton - 05/25/03
Dear Mr. Powell,
We were lucky enough to see you in concert at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas a year or so ago.  My husband and I took my parents and our two teenagers.  It was wonderful to be able to go to a concert with them that we all enjoyed! Thanks!
You put on a wonderful show! It was the first concert that my parents had ever attended.  I enjoyed watching them watch you perform. That was priceless! Thanks again for being such a showman.  We really enjoyed watching you and your group perform!


Steve Wasserman, Miami, FL, Nov. 6, 1971:
   "I've seen them all - Tony Williams, Sonny Turner and the rest. I've heard the recordings of "Only You," etc., a thousand times. But last night I heard Monroe Powell on lead for the first time and those PLATTERS' hits seemed brand new, Monroe is double dynamite! In addition, the group sounds terrific. I must hand it to you, Buck Ram, for organizaing five people who are not only talented but extremely personable. I was thrilled, Monroe is unbelievable! And by the way, "Be My Love" is the finest record THE PLATTERS have EVER recorded!"


PERFORMANCE, The Weekly Talent Buying Guide, Dec. 25, 1972:
   "...But, the mantle of vocal royalty must in the end lie with Monroe Powell. In a tenor manner uncommon for its sheer strength and range, the New York City artist leads the quint through some of the 50s greatest works.   A romantic "Twilight Time" mingles with the soft stage lights; an overpowerring "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" chills the heart; a high-pitched "Only You" deepens the amazement of the audience at such an incredible voice; a dance floor stroll during "The Great Pretender" sets the record for the evening's spellbinder, Monroe's delivery of the four-million seller, "My Prayer." Tie that into thunderous, standing applause and you have just a sampling of THE PLATTERS repertoire... With THE PLATTERS, what you hear is more than you ever expect to get."


Bill Willard, Variety, Mar. 8, 1987:
   Under Buck Ram's eagle eye and diligent guidance for over 30 years, THE PLATTERS have remained one of pop music's staples. Other groups using the same name have been around, but this is the boss quintet performing to overflow crowds each show, six nights a week in the Four Queens French Quarter Lounge.
   Changes in personnel have taken place through the years, but the high tenor of Monroe Powell has sparked THE PLATTERS since 1970. His mannered style of the fave Ram tunes, "Only You," "The Great Pretender," and "Twilight Time," thrilling pulsating glissandos, has been the central focus of each and every set.
   Dwelling on past glories of disc hitdom is an important structural part of THE PLATTERS' vocalog, but the group also shows itself via soloistic capacities in other musical realms and periods..."
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