April 12, 2024
From their inception in the early 1950’s and up until recently THE DRIFTERS has a symbiotic relationship with Rock & Roll.
Through an historical journey, which included no less than 5 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 & 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”. They were the first African American vocal group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Along with fellow inductees the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Supremes, the Drifters were in the first class of Rock & Roll legends to be initiated into the Hall of Fame. Their classic tune “Under The Boardwalk” is the most played R & B record of all time. 20 other million sellers followed.
Their songs have been penned by such historic songwriters as Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, Carol King, Jerry Goffen and Phil Spector. They have played at the White House on 3 different occasions, give a benefit concert in Berlin the day the wall fell, performed for the Pope, the Queen of England, Nelson Mandella and toured the world for the USO in 3 different war zones from Korea to Iraq.
Once again THE DRIFTERS return to their roots with their latest American tour for a monumental celebration of their 50 year catalogue which includes great titles such as: On Broadway, There Goes My Baby, Dance With Me, This Magic Moment, Under The Boardwalk, Some Kind of Wonderful, Up On The Roof, Stand By Me, Please Stay, Saturday Night At The Movies, Spanish Harlem, Sweets For My Sweet, Save The Last Dance for Me, I Count The Tears and so many more.
Tickets: $20-$36 On Sale 12/20/23 at 10amBUY TICKETS