The Herald, Sharon,
PA Published Thursday, April 29, 1999


Supreme Wilson, Platter Reed to be honored at Vocal Hall

Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Herd Reed of the Platters will be honored with a public reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 12 at the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and Museum, Sharon.

The singers will share reminisces of their careers and discuss their efforts to promote legislation to protect musicians.

The Supremes and the Platters were among the inaugural inductees into the Hall of Fame, but neither Ms. Wilson nor Reed could attend the induction ceremony in October.

The singers are vice presidents of Friends Against Musical Exploitation of Artists. Nicknamed FAME, the non-profit organization works to raise awareness of the impact on artists of the problem of "counterfeit" musical groups. These groups take the name and imitate the music of major groups for their own financial benefit, while undermining the reputation of the original members. Reed recently won a lengthy and costly court battle over use of his group's name.

Proceeds from the event will go to FAME and the Hall of Fame Foundation.

Tickets, which cost $40, and information: (800) 753-1648.

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