Friday, July 6 the Drifters
The Drifters were founded in 65 years ago by George Treadwell and Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records. Since their creation, the band has featured more than 65 vocalists, including icons such as Clyde McPhatter, Ben E King and Johnny Moore.
With the exception of the much loved icon Johnny Moore, the current lineup is the only complete one in the group’s history to have recorded on both of the group’s historic labels – Atlantic Records with the release in 2009 of “Five Decades & Moore” and, in 2011 on Sony Music.
The Drifters have sold over 214 million singles and 114 million albums worldwide. They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 in recognition of their global success spanning almost six decades.