Nostalgia Lane With

The Buck Ram Platters




The Platters - Lead Shot


The first name group Edwin joined was The Buck Ram Platters. Their hits include such tunes as Only You, Twilight Time, Harbor Lights, My prayer, and The Great Pretender to name only a few.

BELOW LEFT, CLOCKWISE: Edwin Cook, Eugene "Geno" Williams, Monroe Powell, Harold Howard, and Geri Holiday.

Platters Greatest Hits The Platters Reborn


Edwin toured South Africa with The Platters and Dobie Gray at the height of Apartheid. They made history by being the first black entertainers to perform before a multi-racial audience in May, 1978.


The Platters With Dobie Gray


The Platters graced numerous covers of newspapers and magazines throughout their tour.


"Where" Magazine CoverThe Star Tonight Cover


The Rand Daily Mail Cover


RIGHT:  The warm-up before the show in Atlanta, Georgia, where the tour began.  L to R: Edwin, Geri, Monroe, Harold, Geno, & Buck Ram, the creator and founder of the World Famous Buck Ram Platters.  A prolific lyricist and composer, Buck Ram's tunes were showcased all over the world by his Platters.


BELOW:  The Platters sold out to audiences in South Africa night after night, making their mark in history performance after performance at the height of Apartheid.

Warming up in Atlanta

The Colosseum PerformanceThe Platters in great company!


Forever labeled the unofficial Good Will Ambassadors by South Africa, the country and continent who welcomed them, Capetown Mayor Mauberger honored The Buck Ram Platters with an invitational tea.

The Platters write-up in S. Africa

The Platters in Mayor Mauberger's Office






Platters hotel room interview.Platters TV interview.

ABOVE LEFT:  A hotel room interview was not uncommon....

ABOVE RIGHT:  The on-air television interview...

BELOW:  In the mayor's office in Atlanta for a meeting....

The Platters in the Atlanta Mayor's Office

Back at the Maxim Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the welcome for this world famous group was always huge.

The Platters Back At The Maxim in Las Vegas


There's nothing like coming home to this kind of welcome....and getting your own feature article to boot?  Now...


EC 70's Article


I hope you enjoyed this reminiscent tour from the early years of my career.  Thank you for stopping by.

Love, Edwin

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