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'Yakety Yak' singer Carl Gardner from 'The Coasters' dies at 83

June 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Carl Gardner, the lead singer of the 1950's group The Coasters has died of unknown causes at 83 years old.

Gardner co-founded the group in 1955. His tenor voice powered such classics such as "Yakety Yak", "Charlie Brown", and "Poison Ivy."

The Coasters became the first group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.