The Platters' Herb Reed Funeral Details Announced
Members of the international, national and local music communities will join Reed's music family and friends to celebrate the life of the last remaining member of the historically significant quintet.
The Reverend Dr. Regina Shearer, vice-president of Academic Affairs at Rivier College and former member of Herb Reed's Platters from 1969-1983, will officiate, and nationally renowned preacher Bishop Robert G. Brown will deliver the eulogy. Bishop Brown knew Reed well in the late '60s, '70s and early '80s when the Bishop was the co-owner of the RISE Club in Cambridge where the Bishop also sang/played bass with the Indigos.
The Berklee School of Music's Gospel Choir and its Gospel group The Worshippers will be performing under the direction of Dennis Montgomery during the service. Herb Reed's Platters, the only group in the world allowed to perform under the name and continue the legacy created by Reed, will perform a special music tribute. The United States Army also will present Reed with full military honors as he was a veteran of the Korean War.
Jon Bauman, more commonly known as "Bowzer" from the popular '50s and '60s music group Sha Na Na, is among those scheduled to deliver remarks at the funeral as is Terry Stewart, president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
WHERE: The Regent Theatre
TIME: 10 a.m. Final Viewing. 11 a.m. Services begin
Interment immediately following the services at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, 185 Lake Street in Peabody, Mass.