The Drifters

The Drifters

When: at 8:00 P.M Where: Sylvia Beard Theatre Cost:$30-$35
 
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Like fine art, great music stays with us through the years to enjoy and to share. 

“The best act of its genre on the music scene today,” the Bill Pinkney legacy group still reflects the entire Legendary Drifters presence in the music industry and weaves a blend of nostalgic magic and on-stage excitement with a 21st Century twist.  Today’s sophisticated and informed music lovers reject generic imitations, and, accordingly, The Original Drifters® remain in demand.

“The Drifters were the all time greatest Atlantic recording group,” said Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Recording Company and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  In 1988 the Rockhall inducted the seven significant contributors to The Drifters’ legacy – originals Clyde McPhatter, Bill Pinkney, and Gerhart Thrasher, and subsequent members Johnny Moore, Ben E. King, Rudy Lewis, and Charlie Thomas – the recognized Drifters.

Perhaps Steve Leggett said it best.  “Blessed with a succession of great lead singers, the  immortal  Drifters provided the prototype for R&B vocal groups and set the stage for the onset of soul with over ten years of marvelous singles beginning in 1953.”

Like fine art, great music stays with us through the years to enjoy and to share.  “The best act of its genre on the music scene today,” the Bill Pinkney legacy group still reflects the entire Legendary Drifters presence in the music industry and weaves a blend of nostalgic magic and on-stage excitement with a […]

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