Joe Coleman is a consummate entertainment professional, renown as a “double, triple threat.” He is an accomplished singer, actor and performer. Joe’s “double, triple threat” comes from his acclaim as a theatrical composer, songwriter, and astute businessman. Joe was a member of “The Platters” for 23 years and was a regular at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas performing popular songs such as “Only You”, “My Prayer”, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, “The Great Pretender” and many more Number One hits. Joe has also performed with the renowned Barbra Streisand on her Finale Tour, Ben E. King, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, B.B. King, Lou Rawls and many more.
My Time to Shine is, in essence, not merely a biography of Glenn Leonard, Joe Coleman and Joe Blunt–former lead singers of The Temptations, The Platters and The Drifters–as a group, but as individuals with separate and interesting personalities. It is also about a musical genre that has stood the test of time, but has never, perhaps, been properly defined like rock ‘n roll, blues, or rhythm and blues. This book harkens back to their earlier careers as lead singers in three Hall of Fame groups that ring memory bells for eons. It is for baby boomers, a treasure chest of memories of years past.