The Coasters were an American doo-wop, rock n roll vocal group popular through the 1950’s and ’60’s. Together with songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller they created a string of good-humored “storytelling” hits that are some of the most entertaining from the original era of rock and roll
Their 1958 release of “Yakety Yak,” became the Coasters’ first number-one pop hit that summer, topping the R&B charts as well. “Charlie Brown,” (with the catch-phrase, “why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?”), hit number two on both the pop and R&B charts in 1959, firmly establishing the Coasters’ widespread crossover appeal. More hits followed including “Poison Ivy,” and the group’s final Top 30 hit, 1961’s burlesque-dancer tribute “Little Egypt.”
In 1987, the Coasters became the first group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.
Coasters Backing Tracks – Charlie Brown … Little Egypt … Love Potion Number 9 … Poison Ivy … Searching … Yakety Yak … Young Blood …