Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Sonny Turner Returns to the Suncoast Showroom Tonight

Legendary vocalist Sonny Turner, former lead singer of The Platters, brings his signature style back to the Suncoast for a one-night-only engagement tonight, Sept. 19.

Turner hit the national scene in 1959, when he was selected from 100 prospects to replace The Platters' original lead singer, Tony Williams. Starting at the age of 19, Turner toured the world with The Platters and gained popularity with hits "I Love You 1000 Times," "With This Ring," and "Washed Ashore." He also re-recorded the group's major songs, including "Only You," "The Great Pretender" and "The Magic Touch."

In 1970, Turner left The Platters to pursue a solo career that brought him international fame. In doing so, he established his own fan base and following. His vocals can be heard on the soundtracks of movies "The Nutty Professor II" starring Eddie Murphy, "Hearts in Atlantis" starring Anthony Hopkins and "Prince of the City" starring Robert DeNiro.

In 2005, Turner received The Lifetime Excellence in Entertainment Award presented to him by Consumer's Entertainment Exchange and the Doo Wop Hall of Fame. He is also a member of The Vocal Group Hall of Fame and Beach Music Hall of Fame for his musical contributions to The Platters.

Showtime begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.



Related Articles View More Music Stories

More Hot Stories For You