The Drifters
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1953-05
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The Drifters Biography (Wikipedia)

The Drifters are a long-lasting American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group. They were originally formed to serve as a backing group for Clyde McPhatter (of Billy Ward and his Dominoes) in 1953.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the Drifters were the least stable of the great vocal groups, as they were low-paid musicians hired by George Treadwell, who owned the Drifters name. There have been 60 vocalists in the history of the Treadwell Drifters line, including several splinter groups by former Drifters members (not under Treadwell's management). These groups are usually identified with a possessive credit such as "Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters", "Charlie Thomas' Drifters", etc.

There were three Golden eras of the Drifters; the early 1950s, the 1960s, and the early 1970s (post-Atlantic period). From these, the first Drifters, formed by Clyde McPhatter, was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as "The Drifters". The second Drifters, featuring Ben E. King, was separately inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as "Ben E. King and the Drifters". In their induction, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame selected four members from the first Drifters, two from the second Drifters, and one from the post-Atlantic Drifters.

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Some Kind Of Wonderful
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Some Kind Of Wonderful
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Save The Last Dance For Me
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Save The Last Dance For Me
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This Magic Moment
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This Magic Moment
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Saturday Night At The Movies
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Saturday Night At The Movies
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Baby What I Mean
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Baby What I Mean
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Up On The Roof
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Up On The Roof
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When My Little Girl Is Smiling
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When My Little Girl Is Smiling
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You Gotta Pay Your Dues
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You Gotta Pay Your Dues
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There Goes My First Love
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There Goes My First Love
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Under The Boardwalk
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Under The Boardwalk
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You're More Than A Number
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You're More Than A Number
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Kissin' In The Back Row
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Kissin' In The Back Row
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Sweets for My Sweet
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