Sonny Turner: Blood, Sweat, and Tears
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Sonny Turner is best known for replacing Tony Williams as lead singer of The Platters. The group had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including four no. 1 hits, and were, for a period of time, the most successful vocal group in the world.
Sonny Turner right here. That's right, lead singer of The Platters. Talking about love of the business, love of the songs, love of the lyrics, love of the fans. Love of one's self. You've got to respect yourself to perform and to project and give the best you can be. Love for my wife, for instance. When I'm on the road singing and performing, how we talk twice a night on the telephone and what have you. Yeah, love about what you're doing. You gotta love the business. You gotta love what you're doing, love your songs, love the whole aspect. Who you are and what you're doing. And that's one of the things about loving something, it's sincere. And you practice, you rehearse, you put the work in, the sweat. Love, what is it, love the tears, sweat, love and tears. Blood sweat and tears is what you have to have for the love of something. And I love show business. I love the performers. I love the recordings. The songs, the lyrics of the songs. I love the fans, people who love the music. Always about love, that's what you gotta have.
Last Updated: October 5, 2021