Tony Williams (Drums)
Born: 5th April 1928, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Died: 14th August 1992, New York, New York, USA
Samuel E. "Tony" Williams was the lead singer of the Platters from 1953 to 1960. Williams was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and died in New York of emphysema. He had an older sister, Linda Hayes.
The Platters were discovered and managed by Buck Ram. On the Mercury record label 45rpm release of the Platters' song, "My Prayer," Williams was listed as Tony Wilson.
Further Reading: Tony Williams
Jaco Pastorius, Tony Williams and John McLaughlin's incredibly short-lived collaboration, Trio of Doom, was almost too good to be true. The sole commercial recording of this trio of amazing musicians makes for both a great listen and an intriguing snapshot of a week in each player's lives.