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The Drifters [US]

London HLE 8988 - "Dance WIth Me" c/w "True Love, True Love" [sic]
November 1959 Publicity Sheet (??? words)

Clyde McPhatter - lead vocal, replaced 1954 by David Baughan, 1955 by Johnny Moore, 1957 by Bobby Hendricks
Gerhart Thrasher - tenor
Andrew Thrasher - baritone, replaced 1956 by Charles Hughes
Bill Pinckney - bass, replaced for period 1956-57 by Tommy Evans
Jimmy Oliver - guitar

1959 Line-Up
Ben E. King (Benny Nelson) - lead vocal
Charley Thomas - tenor & lead vocal
Doc Green - baritone
Elsberry Hobbs - bass

     American four man vocal group based in New York with a changeable line-up since their formation in 1953 by Clyde McPhatter (the name list shows past and present members to date). In 1958 they disbanded but a new group was formed in 1959, becoming significant hit-makers on both sides of the Atlantic. This publicity sheet has some biographical information.


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