Platters Dazzle Fort Tilden In Leon Locke’s Memory
Rock ‘n’ roll legends The Platters played to a lawn crowded with music fans in Fort Tilden last weekend. Sunday’s clear skies were the perfect backdrop for this season’s final Rockaway Music and Arts Council Sunset Picnic Concert Series performance, dedicated to the memory of Leon Locke, the past Wave publisher and RMAC Festival Chairman who loved Rock ‘N’ Roll and had an extensive record collection. Here: hundreds of folks dance or sit in their beach chairs and on blankets and The Platters entertain.
Wave Publisher Susan Locke, standing with RMAC President Barbara Eisenstadt, said a few words about her late husband Leon.
The Platters make their way to the stage.
Platters singer China Doll picked Rockaway resident Jeffrey Green out of the audience and invited him up on stage.
The Platters wowed the crowd with songs such as “Only You” and “The Great Pretender.”