|One of many Drifters Line Ups|
Not quite sure how this one is going to go down.It was originally not my intention to feature The Drifters this week but they were crooning as muzak in the background of a restaurant the other night when we were having a meal and it got me thinking that I had never featured a Best of that I got in a record library sale.
They have been on the go since 1953 in various formats with any number of members and around 60 lead singers. There are also any number of versions of the band doing the rounds under various monikers putting the likes of UB40 firmly in the shade.
The most notable main men have probably been Clyde McPhatter in the 50's and Ben E King and Johnny Moore in the 60's
I've gone for Johnny and Bennie (in that order) although there may well have been a Frankie in the mix at some stage.