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Published:February 21st, 2007 09:02 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Carl Gardner Jr. From the Coasters

Judyth Piazza chats with Carl Gardner Jr. From the Coasters

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Carl Gardner´s and Ladessa Richards´ (Gardner´s first wife) son - Carl Junior - (nicknamed "Mickey") was born in Texas on April 29, 1955. He entered The Coasters replacing Jimmy Norman just in time for Gardner Sr´s 70th birthday, approximately half a year after The Coasters again had become four singing members in late 1997, when Alvin Morse had joined the group as second tenor.

"Mickey" toured with the group until July, 2001, when J.W. Lance replaced him. In 2002 Carl Jr formed a Coasters´ Review in Daly City, California (with Greg Griffin, Anthony Lee, and Michael Vincent). In late 2004 the Review members were Carl Gardner Jr., Donald Seastrunk, Kearney Seastrunk, Orlando Seastrunk, and Michael Vincent. In November 2004 Jr. returned to his father`s group - sharing leads with his father and doing a great version of "Young Blood". On November 5, 2005 he officially took over from his father, who semi-retired.

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