The Drifters

Celebrating over 60 Years of Classic Rock, Classic R&B, Oldies, Rock, R&B, Pop, '50s, '60s, '70s

The Drifters and Marvelettes to Wrap Up The Schwartz Center's 12th Season

"Thank you, thank you, thank you, for helping us raise the needed money. --Matthew Wallace, Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce

"Looking forward to having them back with us in the future. A great group to work with!"  --Debra Hoskins, Norton Center for the Arts

"Awesome act under $15K" --American Entertainment Magazine

"Great show under $15K" --American Entertainment Magazine

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Please note: this is not a tribute band but the real thing! The Drifters are regarded as one of early Rock and Roll’s super groups and charted with megahits like “Under the Boardwalk,” “On Broadway,” “Stand By Me,” “Up On The Roof,” and “This Magic Moment.” Rolling Stone Magazine ranks the Drifters number 81 on their 100 greatest artists of all time.  The Drifters have been inducted into both The Rock and Roll and the Vocal Group Halls of Fame and over the years have been fronted by memorable singers such as Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King. 

The media has widely reported from coast to coast on The Drifters, including:

  • The San Francisco Chronicle
  • The Houston Chronicle
  • The Los Angeles Daily News
  • The Miami Herald
  • United Press International
  • The Boston Globe
  • CBS Money Watch

...and more than 100 other media outlets!

A new chapter has been added to the iconic history of one of Rock & Roll's founding vocal groups, THE DRIFTERS, with the announcement today that the group will - once again - be touring the USA under the auspices of their original management team.

From their inception in the early 1950's and up until recently THE DRIFTERS has a symbiotic relationship with Rock & Roll legend George Treadwell, who's discovered and managed such famous artists as Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn and Nina Simone. 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 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.

At meetings, conventions, special events, casinos, clubs, etc. the below are the tunes you can look forward to being performed:

- 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

The Drifters Million Sellers 
There Goes My Baby
This Magic Moment
Save the Last Dance For Me
Up On the Roof
On Broadway
Under the Boardwalk
Dance With Me
True Love, True Love
I Count the Tears

Additional Drifters Hits (reached the Top 10)

Lonely Winds
Some Kind of Wonderful
Please Stay
Sweets for My Sweet
Room Full of Tears
When My Little Girl is Smiling
Stranger on the Shore
I'll Take You Home
I've Got Sand in My Shoes
Spanish Harlem

Watch The Drifters (Winstar Global Event Centre Casino, OK)
This Magic Moment
Up on the Roof
Under The Boardwalk

 Listen to The Drifters:

Saturday Night At The Movies
There Goes My Baby
Wonderful
Shout!
Stand By Me

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  • American Independent Business Alliance (AIBA), Front Royal/VA affiliate, founding member
  • Association of Entertainment Professionals (AEP), founding member
  • International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)
  • International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA)
  • International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA)
  • International Institute for Sustainable Tourism (IIST)
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

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