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Main Theatre
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401


Formed in 1952, The Platters one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era. Their distinctive sound bridges the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition and the new burgeoning genre. The group had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1967, including four number-one hits. In 1990, the Platters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Coasters (now the Cornell Gunter Coasters, named after their founding member) is an R&B/Rock ‘N’ Roll vocal group that had a string of hits in the late 1950s.  Although the Coasters originated outside of mainstream doo-wop, their records were so frequently imitated that they became an important part of the doo-wop legacy through the 1960s. In 1987, they were the first group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.