Carl Gardner, Coasters lead singer, dies at 83
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Carl Gardner, Coasters lead singer, dies at 83

Cebu : Philippines | Jun 14, 2011 at 1:18 AM PDT
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Skooter report 06/14/11

The original lead singer of the R&B group The Coasters, Carl Gardner, has died in Florida. He was 83. He died Sunday at a Port St. Lucie hospice with congestive heart failure and vascular dementia, his wife Veta said.

The R&B group The Coasters had 14 songs on the R&B charts and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Eight of the hits made to the pop Top 40, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,

Gardner was born in Tyler, Texas. In the early 1950s he moved to Los Angeles and five years later he became the founding member of “The Coasters.”

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In this Jan. 20, 1988 file photo, Carl Gardner of The Coasters appears in New York City. Gardner, original lead singer of the R&B group the Coasters, died Sunday, June 13, 2011 in Florida.
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      AP Online
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  • In this Jan. 20, 1988 file photo, Carl Gardner of The Coasters appears in New York City. Gardner, original lead singer of the R&B group the Coasters, died Sunday, June 13, 2011 in Florida.

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