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The Coasters


This seminal close-harmony singing group began in the late 40s as The Robins, a Los Angeles-based vocal quartet. Mentored by R&B bandleader Johnny Otis, they recorded several hits for the Savoy label, including a #1, "Double Crossing Blues", in 1950. They were one of the first African-American doo-wop-style acts to cross over into rock-and-roll. ... See full bio »

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Death Proof Soundtrack
(2007)
Grindhouse Soundtrack
(2007)
The Iron Giant Soundtrack
(1999)
Bug Soundtrack
(2006)

Filmography

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 2018 Richard Osman's House of Games (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.31 (2018) ... (performer: "Yakety Yak" - uncredited)
 2017 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Doink (2017) ... (performer: "Yakety Yak" - uncredited)
 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (2017) ... (performer: "Yakety Yak")
 2016/I Nine Lives (performer: "Three Cool Cats")
 2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Week 9 (2013) ... ("Yakety Yak")
 2013 The Hangover Part III (performer: "Down In Mexico")
 2011 Hop (performer: "Hongry")
 2011 Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (Documentary) (performer: "Young Blood")
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (performer: "FRAMED", "ONE KISS LED TO ANOTHER" - uncredited)
 2010 Rock & Chips (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (performer: "Poison Ivy" - uncredited)
 2008 Jolene (performer: "Get an Ugly Girl To Marry You")
 2007 Death Proof (performer: "Down in Mexico")
 2007 Grindhouse (performer: "Down in Mexico")
 2007 Norbit (performer: "Shoppin' for Clothes")
 2006 Bug (performer: "Shake 'em Up and Let 'em Roll" (1992))
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Road to Memphis (2003) ... (performer: "Searchin'")
 2003 The Singing Detective (performer: "Poison Ivy")
 2001 Honolulu (performer: "Talk Is Cheap")
 2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- AAMCO (2000) ... (performer: "Poison Ivy" - uncredited)
 2000 Company Man (performer: "I'm a Hog For You")
 1999 The Iron Giant (performer: "Searchin'")
 1999 October Sky (performer: "Yakety Yak", "Searchin'")
 1992-1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes)
- Historobohu (Tohu 1-7 bzw. 50) (1998) ... (performer: "Yakety Yak" - uncredited)
- 6x6-1 (1996) ... (performer: "Yakety Yak" - uncredited)
- Kapitel 8 (1992) ... (performer: "Yakety Yak" - uncredited)
- Kapitel 6 (1992) ... (performer: "Yakety Yak" - uncredited)
- Kapitel 5 (1992) ... (performer: "Yakety Yak" - uncredited)
 1998 Great Expectations (performer: "Bésame Mucho")
 1997 Telling Lies in America (performer: "Down in Mexico")
 1996 The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (performer: "SEARCHIN'")
 1996 Ed (performer: "Yakety Yak")
 1995 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer: "Searchin'")
 1994 Love Affair (performer: "Girls, Girls, Girls (Part II)")
 1994 Andre (performer: "Yakety Yak", "Along Came Jones")
 1994 Florida Lady (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Neue Wege/Bekanntschaft mit Hindernissen (1994) ... (performer: "Yakety Yak")
 1992 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Toon TV (1992) ... (performer: "Yakkity Yak")
 1992 Oh, What a Night (performer: "Yakety-Yak")
 1992 The Plucky Duck Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ducklahoma/Video Game Blues/Yakety Yak/Party Crasher Plucky (1992) ... (performer: "Yakety Yak")
 1991 All I Want for Christmas (performer: "Yakety Yak" written by nm0500023 & nm0005469)
 1989 Always (performer: "YAKETY YAK")
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Good Morning, Peoria - September 9, 1959 (1989) ... (performer: "Yakety Yak" - uncredited)
 1988 Twins (performer: "YAKETY YAK")
 1988 The Great Outdoors (performer: "Yakety Yak")
 1988 Aloha Summer (performer: "Yakety Yak")
 1987 Straight to Hell (performer: "Yakety Yak")
 1986 Stand by Me (performer: "Yakety Yak")
 1986 Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown (Short) (performer: "Charlie Brown")
 1986 Joey (performer: "Searchin'")
 1985 Marie (performer: "Yakety, Yak")
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Golden Triangle: Part 2 (1985) ... (performer: "Poison Ivy" - uncredited)
 1979 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Commercial Break (1979) ... (performer: "Young Blood" - uncredited)
 1978 American Hot Wax (performer: "Charlie Brown")
 1973 Let the Good Times Roll (Documentary) (performer: "Poison Ivy", "Charlie Brown")
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "Along Came Jones")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Del Shannon, The Coasters, The Temptations, Marianne Faithful, The Ventures and Jewel Aikens (1965) ... (performer: "It's Alright", "Along Came Jones", "What Is the Secret of Your Success", "Searchin'")
 1959 The Dick Clark Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.27 (1959) ... (performer: "Yakety Yak", "Charlie Brown" - uncredited)
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Single: "Soul Pad" / "Down Home Girl" (Date Records) See more »

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Cornel Gunter was shot to death on Feb. 26, 1990, at age 51. Will "Dub" Jones died on January 16, 2000, at 71 years of age. Ronnie Bright died on 11/26/2015 at age 77,. See more »

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