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The Drifters

The Drifters

The Drifters

We are joined in studio by legendary chart topping international all-male vocal group, The Drifters. They have been around for decades, with the original set of Drifters being formed in the early 1950’s. The group has had three “golden eras” since it’s forming, which were in the early 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s.

The Drifters are a vocal group that is said to embody the ‘sound of New York City’ with their style of doo-wop 50’s rhythm & blues with a fuse of 60’s soul music. They have created many hits with 13 of them being on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, with many of their songs being considered classics such as ‘Stand By Me,’ ‘There Goes My First Love,’ ‘The Last Dance,’ and More Than a Number,’ amongst many more.

The Drifters have in inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame twice, with the first set of Drifters which was formed by Clyde McPhatter, and then the second set which featured Ben E. King, being inducted as “Ben E. King and The Drifters.” They have also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with four members being chosen from the first Drifters, two members being chosen from the second Drifters, and one member being chosen from the third drifters, which more commonly known as the “post- Atlantic Drifters”.

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