Host Deardra Shuler talks with JW Lance (a.k.a. Joe Lance Williams) of the COASTERS, an R&B group originally formed in 1955 in Los Angeles, California. The Coasters occupy a special niche in the music world. With ten Top 40 hits like “Young Blood,” “Along Came Jones,” “Poison Ivy,” “Charley Brown” and “Yakety Yak,” they were called “the clown princes of rock and roll” and were the first group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. The Coasters’ current line-up were all hand-picked by the group’s original lead singer Carl Gardner before his death in 2011 and are managed by Veta Gardner, Carl’s wife. In November 2015, The Coasters released their latest album: Christmas with the Coasters.
The Coasters will appear at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, January 30 at 8pm. They will be appearing with The Drifters, The Platters, Shirley Aston Reeves, The Chiffons and Good Vibration.