RIP – CARL GARDNER


EXPIRED: 06/12/11 – Carl Gardner, 83, was a member if Texas vocal group the Robins. But when hit-makers Stoller & Leiber heard him sing they talked him into quitting and forming The Coasters. Hits included “Yakety-Yak” & “Charlie Brown.” His son Carl, Jr., will take over as lead singer of what is now a cottage industry.

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