|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1987
Inducted by: Lester Sill
First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony
Inducted Members: Carl Gardner, Cornell Gunter, Billy "Bip" Guy and Will "Dub" Jones
Snubbed Members: Albert "Sonny" Forriest, Leon Hughes, Adolph Jacobs, Bobby Nunn
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1989 (ranked #162) .
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R.I.P. Carl Gardner
Posted by Steve Z on Tuesday, 06.14.11 @ 09:01am
Posted by Charles Crossley Jr on Thursday, 06.23.11 @ 21:46pm
This is a case where an addendum is the right option, unlike The Miracles.
Posted by Roy on Monday, 08.15.11 @ 07:30am
R.I.P. Carl Gardner, Bobby Nunn, Billy Guy, Will "Dub" Jones, Cornell Gunter, and anyone else connected with The Coasters who has passed away. Their music has brought lots of joy and laughter to a dark world.
Posted by Zach on Monday, 04.16.12 @ 22:26pm
Nothing better than the Coasters.... They are a true musical vocal singing band! They sang it as it is.. Got to love them!
Posted by Happy on Monday, 04.16.12 @ 23:50pm
From 19f6 to 1961, The Coasters had hits like "Yakety Yak" and "Poison Ivy" which were performed with wit and wonderful harmonies, but The Coasters were also one of the few rock groups to straddle the lines of music and comedy as thier funny lyrics and on stage antics resembled a group of clowns. the group's songs were no novelties, but composed by the remarkable song writring team of Leiber and Stoller. With these elements, The Coasters thinned the line between rock and roll and R&B and the songs they sang made points about American culture for people willing to dig a little deeper. Even through all the band members have pasted on, thier sounds can still be seen in the music of people like James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic.
Posted by Andrew on Monday, 11.26.12 @ 22:29pm
From 1956 to 1961, The Coasters released a string of classic songs that reflected the life of the 50s American teenager with keen wit and rocking harmonies, but they were also one of the few bands in rock history to successfully straddle the line between music and comedy. Their undeniably funny lyrics and on stage antics might suggest a group of clowns.
Posted by Andrew on Saturday, 02.15.14 @ 22:44pm
Great writeup, Andrew. Wonderful group.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 02.17.14 @ 07:37am
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