The Coasters were an American doo wop and early rock and roll group, evolving from The Robins (see The Robins), a Los Angeles based doo wop group. After The Robins signed with Atlantic Records (1955, after the chart success of "Smokey Joe's Cafe"), the group split up. Carl Gardner (tenor) and Bobby Nunn (bass) formed The Coasters. Other members have included Billy Guy, Earl 'Speedo' Carroll, Cornell Gunter, Leon Hughes, Obie Jessie, and Will 'Dub' Jones.
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 (Performer).