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Carl Gardner, original Coaster was 83

Carl Gardner was singing in the Los Angeles R&B group The Robins in 1955 when he and other musicians formed The Coasters. They became in 1987 the first vocal group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hits for The Coasters included "Young Blood," "Searchin,'" "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown," "Little Egypt" and "Poison Ivy." Gardner died in Florida.




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