Carl Gardner

Knowledge Identifier: +Carl_Gardner


Carl Gardner

American singer, best known as the foremost member and founder of The Coasters add

Category: Music

Born in 1928.

Countries: United States (50%), Turkey (50%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The Coasters, Billboard Hot 100

Linked to: The Coasters




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Carl Gardner was born in 1928 add something


As a singer, his first major career success came with The Robins, a rhythm and blues group which had a big hit in the early 1950s, "Smokey Joe's Café" add something


The Coasters went on to produce several enduring classics of 1950s rock and roll music including "Yakety Yak", "Charlie Brown", and "Poison Ivy" add something


Known for the 1958 song "Yakety Yak", which spent a week as number one on the Hot 100 pop list, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 add something


The Coasters - Several groups used the name in the 1970s, touring throughout the country, though Carl Gardner, one of the original Coasters, held the legal rights to it


Gardner's son, Carl Jr., officially joined The Coasters in late 2005, after Gardner semi-retired, although Carl Jr. had been touring with them since at least 1998 add something


The Coasters - In late 2005, Carl's son Carl Gardner, Jr. took over as lead with the group when his father retired


The Coasters - In late June, 2007 Carl Gardner's autobiography "Carl Gardner: Yakety Yak I Fought Back - My Life with The Coasters" was published at AuthorHouse

Carl Gardner died in 2011 add something


Carl Gardner, Sr. died on June 12, 2011, after suffering with congestive heart failure and vascular dementia add something