The Drifters, one of rock and roll’s founding vocal groups, is once again touring the U.S. under the auspices of their original management team.
Through an historical journey, which included no less than five 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 and roll. They were the first musical group to include string instruments into rhythm and blues music with their hauntingly beautiful song, “There Goes My Baby”. They were the first musical group to sell two 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 and 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.
So, join us as the Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts hosts The Drifters on September 10, 2016. The gates open at 6:00 p.m.; The Drifters take the stage at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Olde Town Pavilion. Tickets start at $25 on up and can be purchased online at http://www.conyersarts.org.