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The Drifters, The Platters, The Cornell Gunter Coasters To Perform at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Thursday, January 14 - 8 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Now
Editor’s Note: Photos of each group are available upon request
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (December 21, 2015) – Music legends The Drifters, The Platters and The Cornell Gunter Coasters will perform in The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Thursday, January 14, at 8 p.m.
Tickets (at $35/$45/$55) are on sale now and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-653-8000.
One of Rock & Roll’s founding vocal groups, The Drifters have recorded a number of “firsts” since their inception in the early 1950’s. They were the first musical group to include string instruments into Rhythm & Blues music with their song “There Goes My Baby” and they were the first musical group to sell two million records with their pop classic, “Up On The Roof.” Additionally, they were the first African American vocal group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Their classic tune “Under The Boardwalk” is the most played R&B record of all time.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the formation of Cornell Gunter’s Coasters out of the ashes of the surprising breakup of the original Coaster group several months earlier. Among the many hits the group has produced over time include “Charlie Brown,” Yaketey Yak,” “Poison Ivy,” “Love Potion Number 9,” “Peggy Sue,” and “Along Came Jones.”
It was The Platters who crashed through the racial divide that existed between black and white artists during America’s infamous civil rights era. Their debut hit single “Only You (and You Alone)” launched the group as superstars on the world stage. Soon after, “The Great Pretender” propelled them to the number one spot on the charts. Other notable hits include “Magic Touch,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” and “Heaven on Earth.” Their total record sales exceed 200 million, making them one of the Top 25 selling artists of all times (according to Billboard Magazine).
About Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek offers the market’s most fully-integrated, energized, stylish and upscale local’s casino experience featuring 2,300 Las Vegas style slots and over 65 live table games such as blackjack, baccarat and poker. Under its roof, the casino has the region’s most sought-after steakhouse, NYY Steak, Sorrisi Italian Restaurant and the New York-style 1st Street Deli. Guests can entertain with live music and listen to tunes from the region’s top DJs at Legends Lounge, Nectar and Sunset Grill. The Pavilion, a 1,200-seat capacity entertainment venue, has been a home to acts like Tony Orlando, Frank Sinatra Jr., Joan Collins and many more. Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road at 5550 NW 40 Street in Coconut Creek, Fla. For more information, call 954.977.6700; visit us online at CasinoCoco.com or facebook.com/seminolecasinocococreek or follow us on Instagram @seminolecasinococonutcreek and Twitter @SemCasinoCoCo