The DriftersSaturday 7 September 7:30pm Music
Venue: Royal Concert Hall
Running time: Doors open 1 hour before the show. Show times TBC
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
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The Drifters are the longest running singing group in pop history still performing live, having enjoyed over 50 hits world wide. The Drifters were created in 1953 by George Treadwell and Clyde McPhatter.
George Treadwell managed the group and laid the foundation of what would make The Drifters one of the greatest groups of all time. Clyde McPhatter was the lead singer of the group that also saw numerous members over the years, but two stood out above the rest Johnny Moore and Ben E King.
The Legendary group have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, performed for the President of The United States and are listed among the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.
Performing all the hits ‘Saturday Night At the Movies’, ’You’re More Than a Number’, ’Come on Over to My Place’, ’Up On the Roof’, ‘Under the Board Walk’, ’Kissin in the Back Row’, ’Save the Last Dance for Me’, ’Down on the Beach’, ‘Stand By Me’, ’Like Sister and Brother’ and many many more.
George and Faye’s daughter Tina Treadwell has been in the entertainment industry all her life. She oversaw the careers of the new generation of stars coming through such as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, Tina also produced Michael Jacksons birthday party in Los Angeles in 2003 and today spearheads The Treadwell Entertainment group.
No other vocal group has achieved as much success artistically or commercially as The Drifters and they remain among the best selling acts of all time.