The legendary Coasters have the distinction of becoming the first vocal group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1987, namely Carl Gardner, Billy Guy,Cornell Gunter, and Will (Dub) Jones. Even though all of the original members have passed away, the magic of The Coasters remains stronger than ever.
Coasters members like Joe Williams (Tenor/Baritone/Bass)2001 to present. Performed with original lead singer and founding member,Carl Gardner for over 18 years, alongside other members, Primotive Candelaria 1st Tenor 2008 to present . Dennis Anderson, 2nd Tenor2011 to present. Robert Fowler (Bass) replacing Eddie Whitfield who retired due to illness in 2015.
Since Carl passed away in 2011 his wife Veta has maintained the same style and quality necessary to honor the legacy under her management with the legal rights to be sure that the total integrity of the name “The Coasters” will continue for years to come.
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Rhythm & Blues Music Award
Vocal Group Hall of Fame
South Carolina Beach Music Hall Of Fame
Doo Wop Hall Of Fame
Artists Music Guild Lifetime Achievement Award