The Platters were a vocal group that was more in tune with the pre-rock and roll era but they smooth harmonies made them big stars as they placed 40 songs on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Charts, 1955-1967, with four reaching number one.
“Twilight Time” was originally scheduled to be the B side to “Out Of My Mind” but when both were sung on the Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show, the requests came in for the flip side of the release. The song spent one week at number one on the Hot 100, April 21, 1958. It also spent a week on top of The Best Sellers In Stores Chart and the Most Played By Disc Jockey’s Chart.
It was an important release in another way. 98% of the sales were 45’s and so Mercury became the first label to stop producing 78’s. The others labels quickly followed and the old breakable shellac 10 inch discs became a part of music history.