Doo wop crooner and former front man of The Platters, Sonny Turner, will perform at Sam’s Town Live! on Saturday, January 24.
Turner joined The Platters at the age of 19 in 1959 and began touring with the hit doo wop band. In the 1960’s, The Platters hit the pop charts with hits “I Love You 1000 Times,” “With This Ring” and “Washed Ashore.” Turner later re-recorded hits made famous by The Platters prior to his joining the group, including “Only You” and “The Great Pretender.” The re-recorded songs appeared on multiple motion picture soundtracks, including “The Nutty Professor II” and “Hearts in Atlantis.”
Turner’s accolades include induction into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Beach Music Hall of Fame and The Doo-Wop Hall of Fame, as well as a Lifetime Excellence in Entertainment Award. Turner keeps the music of The Platters alive in his performances around the world.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available from $22 plus taxes and convenience fees and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702-284-7777 or visiting www.samstownlv.com.