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Experience a night of timeless music when you catch a performance of The Platters Cornell Gunters Coasters and The Marvelettes at The Rio. These three groups cover all aspects of classic rock and pop, and they share one stage for an incredible night of music.
The Platters, one of the greatest doo wop groups of all time, originally formed in 1953. The bands’ lineup has changed over the years as members have gotten older, but the essence of their greatness remains to this day, as the group performs their hits like “Only You” and “The Great Pretender” and the older standards they made more famous, like “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “If I Didn’t Care.”
The original Coasters were formed in 1955. The band went through many lineup changes and spinoffs, but Cornell Gunter’s Coasters have been active for five decades. The group mixed elements of doo wop, rock n’ roll, and R and B to become one of the most influential pop acts of all time, with signature hits like “Yakety Yak,” “Down in Mexico” and “Charlie Brown.”
The Marvelettes are one of the most famous girl groups of all time. Formed in 1960, they paved the way for similar Motown girl groups like Martha and the Vandellas and The Supremes. The Marvelettes had 3 top ten pop singles and 9 top ten R and B singles, and you can hear them perform their most well known songs like “Please Mr. Postman,” “Too Many Fish in the Sea” and “Don’t Mess with Bill.”
All three of these groups are amazingly influential pieces of music history with hits that have stood the test of time, and with all three bands performing together onstage in Vegas, it’s a music fan’s dream come true. Between them, the groups perform over 30 songs that sold over one million copies, and they’ll have you on your feet, clapping along. The songs may be oldies, but when you see The Platters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters and The Marvelettes performing them with high energy onstage at The Rio, the music feels fresh, new, vital and exciting… which is exactly what makes the songs (and the groups that perform them) all time classics.