The Story....

The Coasters got their start on the West Coast as the Robins. The Robins had a hit with the Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller penned “Smoky Joe’s Café”. The group would change their name to The Coasters when they signed with Atco Records. They would continue to record the humorous R&B Novelty tunes penned by Leiber and Stoller to great success. First up was “Searchin’” then their #1 hit “Yakety Yak” followed by the classic “Charlie Brown”. Their hits would continue into the 60s.

The Coasters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987.


Yakety Yak – #1 Pop / #1 R&B (1958) GOLD
Charlie Brown – #2 Pop / #2 R&B (1959) GOLD
Searchin’ – #3 Pop / #1 R&B (1957) GOLD
Poison Ivy – #7 Pop / #1 R&B (1959) GOLD
Along Came Jones – #9 Pop / #14 R&B (1959)