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.




More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
Recent Arts stories on LA Observed:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Silver Lake Badminton and Adventurers Club solves the crime
Pedro E. Guerrero photography at gallery in Hollywood
Bob Dylan on the passing of Levon Helm
Michael Heizer living at LACMA while he seats the boulder

New at LA Observed
Follow us on Twitter

On the Media Page
Go to Media
On the Politics Page
Go to Politics

LA Biz Observed
Arts and culture

Sign up for daily email from LA Observed

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Advertisement
LA Observed on Twitter and Facebook