Florida Tech Presents The Platters and More March 9

MELBOURNE, FLA.—It’s back to the 50s when the Florida Institute of Technology Alumni Association presents a special event on campus featuring the lead singer from The Platters, Myles Savage, on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. Savage will perform in The Temptations, The Platters, The Coasters and The Drifters Salute by the Stars.

President Anthony J. Catanese’s all-faculty band, TWITCHY, will open for the headliners and Catanese will sit in on drums with the stars. The concert has been brought to Gleason as a fundraiser to replace the auditorium seats.

The Platters, formed in 1953, were one of the most successful doo-wop groups from the early rock ’n roll era. The Drifters, active from 1953 through today, are a rhythm and blues soul vocal group; the Coasters, also an early rhythm and blues group, had a string of hits in the late 50s; and the Temptations, a Grammy-winning vocal group, was very successful in the 60s and 70s at MoTown Records. This concert will feature some of these groups’ greatest hits, including “Only You,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Charlie Brown,” “My Girl” and “Shout.”

Tickets are $25 apiece and are on sale now. They are available online at http://alumni.fit.edu/gleasonseatsconcert.

Tickets may also be purchased in person at Alumni House or at the Campus Services office, Florida Tech Commons, first floor, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact Stevie Pursell at (321) 674-6826 or spursell@fit.edu.

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