TO ALL AGENTS AND BUYERS
AND PROMOTERS, AND TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
1986, I have managed and promoted “The Coasters” of which, my recently
deceased, husband Carl Gardner Sr. was the original lead singer and
founder. On June 12, 2011, my husband passed away leaving me to
continue his legacy and to retain the integrity and quality of music
his fan came to except. “The Coasters” is a registered trademark and is
solely owned by the corporation "The Original Coasters, Inc".
Coasters name is protected by the trademark infringement act.
President of “The Original Coasters Inc” I fully intend on keeping my
husband wishes. Over the year I have fought to stop many imposters and
people who feel they are entitled to use the name of “The Coasters” to
further their own careers. I will never stop fighting because I feel
his fans deserve to hear a group that lives up to his name and
reputation. Before you book be sure you are getting what you are paying
For booking promo package
and booking information: Contact Veta Gardner at (772) 380-9607, fax
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are an R & B group that started in October 1955. The original
members of The Coasters were Carl Gardner, Billy Guy, Bobby Nunn and
Leon Hughes. In 1957 both Bobby Nunn and Leon Hughes were replaced by
Cornell Gunter and Will (Dub) Jones. In 1956, The Coasters released
their first hit “Down In Mexico” which sold 500,000 copies and in 1957,
they topped the R&B charts and made the pop Top Ten with their
double-sided single “Searchin’” and “Young Blood.”
the next two years, the Coasters released a series of hit singles
filled with instantly adaptable slang and timeless humor. “Yakety Yak”
comically addressed the generation gap long before that term was
coined, while “Charlie Brown” was a character study of a class clown
that featured Will “Dub” Jones’ unforgettable line: “Why’s everybody
always pickin’ on me?” By the end of the decade, they’d carved out a
legacy for themselves as purveyors of riotously funny rock and roll
records with a solid R&B underpinning. For that reason they
labeled as the “Clown Prince’s of Rock N Roll”.
Coasters were also popular in England, where the Beatles, the Rolling
Stones and other British Invasion bands covered their songs.
Ironically, it was the rise of the British Invasion that spelled
commercial decline for such Fifties icons as the Coasters. Leiber and
Stoller left Atlantic in 1964 to found their own label, Red Bird, while
the Coasters continued to record for Atco through 1966. The Coasters,
Leiber and Stoller reunited in 1967 when the Coasters signed with
Columbia Records’ Date subsidiary. The Coasters and Leiber and Stoller
last worked together in 1973. In 1987, “The Coasters” was the first
group inducted in “The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame”.
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