MELBOURNE, FLA.—It’s back to the 50s when the Florida Institute of
Technology Alumni Association presents a special event on campus
featuring the lead singer from The Platters, Myles Savage, on Saturday,
March 9 at 6 p.m. Savage will perform in the 2013/2014 American Tour
with The Platters and stars from the Temptations, Coasters and Drifters
in the Gleason Performing Arts Center.
President Anthony J. Catanese’s all-faculty band, TWITCHY, will open
for the headliners and Catanese will sit in on drums with the stars. The
concert has been brought to Gleason as a fundraiser to replace the
The Platters, formed in 1953, were one of the most successful doo-wop
groups from the early rock ’n roll era. The Drifters, active from 1953
through today, are a rhythm and blues soul vocal group; the Coasters,
also an early rhythm and blues group, had a string of hits in the late
50s; and the Temptations, a Grammy-winning vocal group, was very
successful in the 60s and 70s at MoTown Records. This concert will
feature some of these groups’ greatest hits, including "Only You,"
"Under the Boardwalk," "Charlie Brown," "My Girl" and "Shout."
Tickets are $25 apiece and are on sale now. They are available online at http://alumni.fit.edu/gleasonseatsconcert.
Tickets may also be purchased in person at Alumni House or at the
Campus Services office, Florida Tech Commons, first floor,
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact Stevie
Pursell at (321) 674-6826 or email@example.com.