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  1. Mr. Turner,

    I just purchased a used cd published by PolyGram records with your picture with Mr. Reed, Mr. Robi, Ms Taylor and Mr. Lynch on the front. It is titled “The Platters A Christmas Album”also on the front. Is this a legitimate cd or a bootleg?

    Sincerely,
    Ernie Rickert

    P.S.-I believe my son David Rickert worked on the “Truth in Music” law, with your input, in Nevada when he was an A.D.A. with the state of Nevada.

    P.P.S.- any gigs coming up in Long Island, New York? I loved your performance and enjoyed our conversation in Hauppauge immensely.

    • Hi Ernie: Sorry to reach out to you later but I just got back from Newark. I would like to see a photo of that Platters album. Additionally, I would love to speak with your son, David. I have some very important information to talk with him about concerning the Platters, my royalties, etc., Please have him contact my assistant: Kyle @ shabakk55@aol.com Sincerely, Sonny T.

  2. Hi Sonny,
    I’ve seen you perform and would like to know if you’re performing in Las Vegas between 6/15- 6/19/2015? If you’re working the area at that time, I’d love to catch your show.
    You’re a fantastic entertainer!
    Jim Hill

    • Hello Jim: I’m glad that you enjoyed the show. I will not be performing in Las Vegas during the dates that you mentioned. I hope that you can catch my show again. I’m scheduled for Hot August Nights in August. Check out the dates. Next time I would like to meet you. Thanks Sonny T

  3. Dear Mr. Turner,

    First of all, I hope you’re doing well. Perhaps a bit of an unusual question. As a boxing historian, I’m interested in the boxing career of your father. So far I’ve been able to find out that he was born in 1914 or 1915 in Georgia and moved at a young age to Columbus OH,where he would start fighting under the pseudonym of ‘Chocolate Kid’. In 1936 he would settle down in Fairmont, WV. By that time he had already started fighting under his real name. Do you perhaps have an exact date of birth of him and now in which Georgian town/city he was born? At our website we currently have a picture listed of him that was taken from a 1930s Ohio newspaper. However, I’m inclined to believe it’s not him, since the same picture was used by another paper to identify a different fighter. The boxer in the picture also does not match the description given of him as being a somewhat stocky fighter.

    http://boxrec.com/boxer/244658

    Do you perhaps know if the boxer in the picture is your father? If not, do you know if any (copies of) pictures of him exist somewhere so we can correct this? The boxing record listed at our website, is still very much under construction and there are still very many fights of him that have to be added.

    All the best, Wouter van Alst

    • Mr. Wouter van Alst: I’m glad that you asked that question. My daughter has a record of my father, Carl Turner, who was known as “Chocalate Kid”. Somehow the records became mixed up. That photo is not my father. The guys build is smaller. Any information or photos that you can provide I would appreciate. My father died on January 5, 1950 in Mason, West Virginia.

  4. Hello Mr. Turner,
    I attended your performance last night at Harlow’s in Greenville. I really enjoyed the show. You’re a GREAT all around entertainer.
    Love you.
    Fannie

  5. SONNY,

    FIRST OFF I MISS YOU AND VEGAS. I HAVE PICTURES OF YOUR SHOW YOU DID AT THE BAYWATER IN LAUGHLIN BACK IN 2003 THAT I WOULD LOVE TO SHARE WITH YOU. COULD YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW I CAN GET THEM TO YOU.

    THANKS,

    PAT BARBIERI HINOJOSA

  6. Sonny,
    You are such a legend and one of the most fantastic performers I have ever seen. I worked in Orlando Florida, as a cocktail waitress, where you performed years ago at a bar-club called “The Caboose”. I now live in Tahoe and have seen you in Reno several times and there is no one like you! I hope you are well! I went to see a show last night in Reno of “The Four Tops” and was very disappointed, glad to see one of the originals still with us but nothing like the singing and dancing they use to do. You still rock the audience like no one else……see you soon, love ya, Peggy

  7. Hey Sonny,
    You may not remember me but I am Richard Conrads evangelist friend, and I used to come see you in Vegas many years ago. Heard you on the 50s station and decided to try and contact you. Hope you are doing well. I am still out preaching and my wife is singing.
    Your friend,
    Harry Umfleet

  8. MR. TURNER-2 YEARS AGO YOU HAD A CONCERT IN GREENSBORO, N.C. AS SOON AS I HEARD ABOUT IT I ORDERED 2 TICKETS. THE LAST OF SEPT. 2015 I HAD A HEART ATTACK. A WEEK LATER I WAS OPERATED ON FOR 3 BYPASSES HOWEVER IT WOUND UP BEING 5 BYPASSES.WHEN THEY TRIED TO REVIVE ME MY HEART WENT CRAZY AND I CODED 4 TIMES. WHEN YOUR CONCERT STARTED I WAS IN ICU WHERE I SPENT OVER 30 DAYS UNCONSIOUS.. I WAS ON DYALIS 12 HOURS A DAY,HAD A TRAC AND I DON’T KNOW ALL THE THINGS. WHEN I WOKE UP I COULDN’T WALK, I COULDN’T EVEN SIT UP. BY THANKSGIVING I WAS FINALLY ON MY FEET MOVING VERY SLOW. IN THE MEANTIME MY WIFE STARTED TAKING CEMO FOR MYALOMA (CANCER OF BONE MARROW) RIGHT NOW IT UNCURABLE. ON DEC 5 HER BROTHER DIED. WE WERE EXPECTING THAT. ON JUNE 4 OUR 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY HER DADDY DIED. WE WERE EXPECTING THAT. I NOVEMBER 2016 OUR OLDEST SON HAD A HEART ATTACK. WE WERE NOT EXPECTING THAT. THEN SPRING OF THIS YEAR MY WIFE NEICE WAS KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT. MR TURNER THE LAST 2 YEARS HAVE BEEN TOUGH. WE NEED TO SEE AND HEAR YOU SING. PLEASE COME BACK TO THE SOUTHEAST SOON. WHEN WE SAW YOU ON PBS AND LEARNED YOU WERE THE ONE WHO SANG ALL THOSE GREAT SONGS WE INSTANTLY BECAME SONNY TURNER FANS. WE LIVE NEAR SPARTANBURG,S.C. SO WE WOULD GO ANYWHERE IN SOUTHEAST TO SEE YOU

    • Where do I begin? You’ve had such an ordeal to contend to! I usually get to the south east in Florida. Check my facebook page and i tell everyone where I’ll be. Thank you so very much for your kind thoughts even while you are struggle with challenges. Blessings and prayers to you and your wife. Sonny T

  9. Mary Ann Baker on November 9, 2017 at 5:29 am said:
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    Sonny! OMG! I am so happy that I have found you and I really pray that you get this message because once upon a time, back in the early 1970’s at the Patio Lounge in Louisville, Kentucky, we became friends, after I’d attended almost every one of your nightly performances those many times that you came to town!

    I doubt that you’d remember me, I was only 19 at the time, but I have NEVER forgotten you and your group Sound Limited and how much I loved every one of your performances. I have reminisced about those times all throughout these many years. Also, I’ve always compared every other artist’s performances to yours, when I have seen them perform in a similar venue and not one of them has ever surpassed your talent or the quality of your showmanship. I especially appreciated how kind and respectful you were to me and all of my friends, who were, and are your loyal fans. I would love to have a chance to chat and share some of those memories with you. Surely you remember all those nights you performed in Louisville back in the day? You can find me on Facebook at Mary Ann Baker, Anaheim, CA.

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