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Leon Hughes 
An Original Member of 
The Coasters

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Leon Hughes 
An Original Member of 
The Coasters 
Biography

 

"Those Hoodlum Friends" - "The Clown Princes of Rock īNī Roll", The Coasters were the first vocal group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987. They have appeared in 6 major movies and have amassed over 100 million record sales in their career.

The foursome was created in October, 1955 from the nucleus of the Los Angeles, California based vocal sextet "the Robins". It was the young producing-composing team of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, who with manager-salesman, Lester Sill, persuaded Bobby Nunn and Carl Gardner, to leave that group and launch the Coasters.

Attracted by the success of "Smokey Joe's Cafe" with Gardner on lead vocal, Atlantic Records signed an independent producer-composer contract with Leiber & Stoller. Two hand-chosen Californians, Billy Guy and Leon Hughes, completed the original Coasters line-up. They were contracted to Atlanticīs new subsidiary, Atco Records.

Through the Coasters, Leiber-Stoller launched some of the most entertaining songs of the ī50s. The first Coastersī recording was "Down In Mexico" on January 11, 1956. The record became a sleeper R&B hit - followed by the minor Pop hit, "One Kiss Led To Another". The group now hit the road for national promotion and produced R&Bīs most famous double-sided smash in 1957. "Young Blood" (the original A-side) was an R&B Juke Box No. 1 hit, and a No. 2 hit on the R&B Disc Jockey chart, while the flip side, "Searchinī", which occupied the No. 1 spot on the R&B Best Seller chart for thirteen weeks, and lasted No. 1 on the R&B Disc Jockey chart for seven weeks. Both titles also became national Pop Top Ten hits, staying on the charts for half a year.
In 1958 they recorded two more big hits, "Yakety Yak" and "Charlie Brown". From then on, it was the sweet smell of success for The Coasters.

The Coasters have performed over a dozen times at Disneyland, 6 Flags and at the Kennedy Center, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theater and in hotels and night clubs throughout the world. They have appeared with such artists as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, The Platters, Bill Haley and the Comets, The Shirelles and many more.  To this date, their act is one of the liveliest and funniest in show business. 

Leon Hughes is the last Original Member of The Coasters still touring around the world to audiences of all ages.  He is currently launching a series of concerts in the U.S. and abroad. 

Coming soon - Leon Hughes - Live Concert DVD & Behind The Scenes Documentary   


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Video Clips

Live at the Avi Resort & Casino in Laughlin, NV - Pt.1
 
Live at the Avi Resort & Casino in Laughlin, NV - Pt. 2
 

Live in Los Angeles
The Steve Allen Show - The Coasters - Searchin (circa 1957)  
 
Leon Hughes - An Original Member The Coasters
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