Thursday, June 16, 2011

Carl Gardner of The Coasters, Dead at 83

Carl Gardner, lead singer for the Coasters has died of heart failure at age 83. Known for hits like Poison Ivy, Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown and others, the Coasters were a part of the soundtrack of my life growing up. Rest in peace, Mr. Gardner


  1. Second that.

    The Coasters were the court jesters of rock 'n' roll.

    I loved those guys and knew the words to all the songs.

    Very sorry to hear he's gone. Hope he had a good life.

  2. Sad to say, but he suffered from Alzheimer's in his later years. Hopefully, he is in a better place now.


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