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The Coasters

The Coasters
Formed: Feb, 1956 in Los Angeles, CA
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Disbanded: 1972
Genre: Pop/Rock, R&B
Group Members: Billy Guy, Bobby Nunn, Earl "Speedo" Car..., Carl Gardner, Cornell Gunter, Leon Hughes, Obie Jessie, Will "Dub" Jones, Joseph Henry
Biography: The Coasters were one of the few artists in rock history to successfully straddle the line between music and comedy. Their undeniably funny lyrics and on-stage antics might have suggested a simple troupe of clowns, but Coasters records were no mere novelties -- their material, supplied by the legendary ...Read full biography
The Coasters  [Atco]
Released: 1958
Label: Platinum Pop
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Sometimes even the simplest looking records require a program to keep up with the personnel involved, and this debut album by the Coasters is a perfect example. For starters, they weren't even yet "the ...Read full review
Coast Along with the Coasters
Released: 1962
Label: Collectables
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With the songwriting and production team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller behind them, the Coasters were easily one of the most interesting vocal groups of the late '50s and early '60s, and their singles ...Read full review