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Carl Gardner of the Coasters Dead at 83

You don't know Carl Gardner, you say? Sure you do. remember the late 50s hit single "Yakety Yak"? He was the baritone who responded "don't look back".

Not to mention "Charlie Brown" -you remember right? "Why's everybody always picking on me?"

Wow, those days were innocent like the Sugarhill Gang was innocent, it's like it became re-innocided. The Coasters began life as Leiber Stoller mouthpieces singing story songs, but backtracked into teenagerhood.

What a great trajectory, right?

 

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