Taylor, Zola

Taylor, Zola
▪ 2008

      American singer

born March 17, 1934/38 , Los Angeles, Calif.

died April 30, 2007, Riverside, Calif.
was the only female member of the Platters, a vocal ensemble that became one of the foremost singing groups of the early days of rock and roll and was often associated with the doo-wop style. Taylor, a sweet-voiced contralto, joined (1954) principal Platters members Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Herb Reed, and Sonny Turner after Reed heard her rehearsing with the Coasters, an all-female band. The next year the Platters scored their first hit, “Only You”; they added two more hits—“(You've Got) The Magic Touch” and “The Great Pretender,” which topped the pop and rhythm-and-blues charts—in 1956. Other hits followed, but the group's appeal began to fade in 1959 after an incident in which four members were arrested. Taylor grabbed the spotlight again in 1968, however, when she was one of three women professing to be the widow and heir of pop idol Frankie Lymon. She was portrayed by Halle Berry in the Lymon biopic Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998).

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