Spend a nostalgic afternoon with one of rock and roll's founding vocal groups — The Drifters — on Sunday, April 14, at 4:00pm. The band has been entertaining audiences for decades with a catalog of some of the most popular hits in music history.
From their inception in the early 1950s and up until recently, The Drifters has a symbiotic relationship with rock and roll legend George Treadwell. The Treadwell family was there when the original Drifters formed and was responsible for guiding their career through 20 years of uninterrupted hits that has made them the second most successful recording artist of all time, according to Billboard Magazine.
Through an historical journey, which included no less than five legendary lead singers, including Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King, the group's ongoing story has covered the entire spectrum of rock & roll. They were the first musical group to include string instruments into rhythm and blues music with their hauntingly beautiful song, "There Goes My Baby." They were the first musical group to sell 2 million records with their pop classic "Up On The Roof." Along with fellow inductees the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Supremes, the Drifters were in the first class of rock and roll legends to be initiated into the Hall of Fame and the first African American group to be inducted. Their classic tune "Under The Boardwalk" is the most played R & B record of all time. Twenty other million sellers followed.
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