January 27, 2022

Sonny Turner (Sep 24, 1939 – Jan 13, 2022)

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Vocalist. He is remembered for his work as a member of the ensemble “The Platters.” Born Charles Turner, his father was a professional boxer, his mother was a gospel singer, Sonny was raised in Cleveland, Ohio where he attended East Technical High School. He got his start as a singer in local choirs before joining the music group “The Metrotones.” In 1961, he succeeded Tony Williams as lead vocalist of “The Platters” who went on to achieved two additional Top-40 hits with “I Love You 1000 Times” (number 31 placing in 1966) and “With This Ring” (number 14 placing in 1967).

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