PLATTERS SINGER TO PERFORM CONCERT AT FIT

By  //  March 3, 2013

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At Gleason Performing Arts Center

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – It will be back to the 1950s when the Florida Institute of Technology Alumni Association presents a special musical event on campus in March featuring the lead singer from the Platters, Myles Savage.

The Florida Institute of Technology Alumni Association presents the lead singer from the Platters in a special concert on Saturday, March 9 at the Gleason Performing Arts Center. (Image courtesy of Florida Tech)

The concert will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9.

Savage will perform in the 2013/2014 American Tour with The Platters and stars from the Temptations, Coasters and Drifters in the Gleason Performing Arts Center.

President Anthony J. Catanese’s all-faculty band, TWITCHY, will open for the headliners and Catanese will sit in on drums with the stars. The concert has been brought to Gleason as a fundraiser to replace the auditorium seats.

The Platters, formed in 1953, were one of the most successful doo-wop groups from the early rock ’n roll era. The Drifters, active from 1953 through today, are a rhythm and blues soul vocal group; the Coasters, also an early rhythm and blues group, had a string of hits in the late 50s; and the Temptations, a Grammy-winning vocal group, was very successful in the 60s and 70s at MoTown Records.

This concert will feature some of these groups’ greatest hits, including “Only You,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Charlie Brown,” “My Girl” and “Shout.”

Tickets are $25 each. They go on sale Feb. 1 and are available online at http://alumni.fit.edu/gleasonseatsconcert.

Tickets may also be purchased in person at Alumni House or at the Campus Services office, Florida Tech Commons, first floor, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call Stevie Pursell at 321-674-6826 or send an email to spursell@fit.edu.


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