Herb Reed, Platters founder, dies at 83 
The last surviving original member of the 1950s vocal group passed away in a Boston-area hospice. Reed sang bass on the group’s four No. 1 hits, including “The Great Pretender,” “My Prayer,” “Twilight Time” and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.”

Herb Reed, Platters founder, dies at 83 

The last surviving original member of the 1950s vocal group passed away in a Boston-area hospice. Reed sang bass on the group’s four No. 1 hits, including “The Great Pretender,” “My Prayer,” “Twilight Time” and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.”