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Leonard, Coleman & Blunt's New Song Hits the Top Spot on the Charts

The group includes former lead vocalists from The Temptations, The Platters, and The Drifters.
Leonard, Coleman & Blunt's New Song Hits the Top Spot on the Charts

Three former lead vocalists of three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame vocal groups have joined together to form music dynamic like no other, and now Leonard, Coleman & Blunt have a brand new number one hit on their hands.

Leonard, Coleman & Blunt's new song "My Time to Shine" has just reached the number one spot on Teerex Radio's chart. The online broadcaster, based in Canada, has listeners across the Americas and Europe.

"It's a thrill and an honor to be back on top again, and thanks to our fans and friends for this incredible honor," Glenn Leonard, Joe Coleman, and Joe Blunt, former lead singers of The Temptations, The Platters, and The Drifters said in a joint statement.

Leonard, Coleman & Blunt will celebrate their new number one hit by performing "My Time to Shine" and the many number ones from The Temptations, The Platters and The Drifters live at a free "thank you" concert this Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. ET on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax, VA, in the Washington, D.C. suburbs.

The three best friends grew up together in Washington, D.C., sang together in church youth choirs, on D.C. street corners, and in talent shows all over the DMV in the 1960s.

The friends eventually formed The True Reflection and released their debut album in 1973 on Atlantic Records entitled "Where I'm Coming From". The album was a local and regional hit, and the group appeared on stage with the biggest R&B music icons of the day including, The Isley Brothers, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Dramatics, and Al Green, as well as on hit television shows, including "Soul Train".

It was at that point their careers really started to take off. Leonard received the call to join Motown's legendary The Temptations, recorded ten hit albums, and sang lead on many of their 70's and 80's era R&B hits. Coleman spent over two decades singing lead for The Platters, headlining in Las Vegas and had an international musical theatre career. Blunt joined The Drifters, who enjoyed a major resurgence in England and Europe in the 70s and 80s. He performed in the group alongside legends Ben E. King and Johnny Moore, notched several Top 10 hits, toured extensively, appeared on European televison, and launched the beach music movement.

The three lifelong friends are once again based in Washington, D.C., and to the delight of the fans of those timeless classic songs, Leonard, Coleman & Blunt sings all the biggest hits from each of their group's legendary careers.

Collectively, The Temptations, The Platters, and The Drifters have sold over 100 million records worldwide, with dozens of timeless classics, including "My Girl", "The Way You Do the Things You Do", "Get Ready", "The Great Pretender", "Only You", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "Under the Boardwalk", "On Broadway", and "Save the Last Dance for Me", and many more.

The D.C. natives, who have each had mega successful music careers on their own, are now back on top with a new number one hit — and back home performing together just as they always imagined they would when they were young. It's a story that should be told. It's a story about friendships that stand the test of time and dreams that really do come true.

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