The multi-fascitated career of Buck Ram was the inspiration for the Las Vegas Entertainers Hall of Fame. Ram was a songwriter and manager whose songs, management, and social and business contacts made The Platters international superstars in 1957. He brought The Platters to the Moulin Rouge for its opening in 1955, and was pivotal in keeping the name on Las Vegas Marquees until his death in 2001. Ram managed and wrote for dozens of headlining groups including The Flares with "Foot Stomping," and The Penguins with "Earth Angel." His lounge acts performed along the Strip and at the downtown lounges.
The publicist who took The Platters to the top of the charts in 1956, Jean Bennett brought Personality Productions ,which managed the group, in 1966 and moved the corporate headquarters to Las Vegas. In addition to keeping The Platters' name on Las Vegas marquees for 587 years, Bennett represented and promoted a host of opening and lounge acts including Larry and the Leisures, Bach Yen, Anita McKune, The Kim Brothers, Two Cats and a Mouse ad dozens more. It is Bennett's collection of memorabilia form her sixty year career that is the foundation for the Las Vegas Entertainers Hall of Fame.
James prefers to be known for his skills as a Master of Ceremonies but for more than a decade he worked in Las Vegas as a Entrainment Director at the Stardust and the Aladdin booking a variety of stars and superstars and providing stages for artists to shine in Las Vegas.
Gary has been on the airwaves in Nevada for 40 year. If you've driven through the state with your radio on, you have herd his voice whether he was doing the news, hosting an interview program or narrating a public service announcement. He hosted "Backstage Live with Gary Campbell and Connie Ross" from the Imperial Palace for 10 years on both radio and television and currently works with the Nevada Broadcasters Association.
Bruce Commander Garrett
"Nights Over Las Vegas"
The Commander was raised in a radio family in the Georgia and has been on the irwaves most of his life. He came to Las Vegas ten years ago and immediately began hosting "Nights Over Las Vegas" on KLAV playing music, and interviewing Las Vegas entertainers and talking phone calls from around the country. His popular show, which provides an international audience to local performers moved to the internet station VANR in 2015. He also hosts an internet television show with Arielle Duave interviewing Las Vegas entertainers.