When Artists Fight Over a Group Name

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The Platters

Singers Herb Reed, Dave Lynch, Tony Williams, Zola Taylor and Paul Robi were members of the '50s superstar doo-wop group the Platters, whose hits included "Only You" and "The Great Pretender." In '89, Robi, shortly before dying of cancer, won the rights to the group's name. His widow would be stripped of ownership in 1997 after a judge reportedly rewarded exclusive rights to Herb Reed to tour as the Platters. 

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