That Singing Wasn't A Platters Vinyl--It Was The Real Thing

Photo by Natalia Janetti
Joe Coleman
Joe Coleman

Hey, didn’t we sway to that sweet voice a decade ago?

Marcia & Adrian Lund, Joe & Jean Hughes (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Marcia & Adrian Lund, Joe & Jean Hughes

So it was the renowned singer for The Platters, The Temptations and The Drifters  --  Joe Coleman -- performed live Sunday night in Georgetown at a special dinner previously won at a gala auction for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.

The dinner, at il Canale in Georgetown, was courtesy of highest bidders Marcia  and Adrian Lund and Jean and Joe Hughes.  Restaurant owner Joe Farruggio donated the seated dinner package for 20.

The former  lead singer for The Platters, who now lives in Potomac, Md., operates JS Coleman Enterprises which provides entertainment for events. 

For this gig of personal friends, Coleman slid into old favorites that are mellow to the senses: “Only You,” Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” “The Great Pretender,” and other familiar hits of yesteryear.

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Thank you for the article.
The Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Washington DC area has a wonderful ICON event each year to raise money to benefit the many girls and boys of the Greater Washington, Virginia and Maryland area. This was one of the fabulous auction items available in 2015. SO happy we were the lucky winners and got to experience such a wonderful evening with the "2 Joe's". Food was wonderful at il Canale and the entertainment by Joe Coleman was superb.