Drifters, The

Also known as Bill Pinkney & The Original Drifters, Bill Pinkney And The Originals, Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters, Charlie Thomas & The Drifters, Charlie Thomas And The Drifters, Difters, Drifter Sound, The, Drifters, Дрифтерз, Original Drifters, The
Members of Drifters, The: Ben E. King, Bill Pinkney, Charles Baskerville, David Baughan, Jimmy Oliver, John Moore (5), Johnny Thunder, Roy Gee Hemmings, Rudy Lewis, Winifred Terry
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.originaldrifters.com/, http://www.thedrifters.co.uk/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Drifters

Discography of Drifters, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies 2 Audio 1974 Bell Records
2 Saturday Night At The Movies 2 Audio 1984
3 Save The Last Dance For Me 2 Audio 1960
4 There Goes My First Love 2 Audio 1975 Bell Records
5 You're More Than A Number In My Little Red Book 2 Audio 1976 Arista
6 Can I Take You Home Little Girl 2 Audio 1975 Bell Records
7 Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies 2 Audio 1974 Bell Records
8 Down On The Beach Tonight 2 Audio 1974 Bell Records
9 The Drifters 16 Audio 1987 Europa
10 Come On Over To My Place / Chains Of Love 2 Audio 1965 Atlantic
11 The Best Of Ben E. King & The Drifters 14 Audio 1987 K-Tel
12 The Drifters' Golden Hits 12 Audio Atlantic
13 Dance With Me 2 Audio 1959
14 Under The Boardwalk 2 Audio 1975-11-21 Atlantic
15 Superalbum 16 Audio 1985 K-Tel International (Holland) B.V.
16 24 Original Hits 24 Audio 1975
17 The Drifters' Golden Hits 12 Audio 1973 Atlantic
18 There Goes My First Love 12 Audio 1975 Music For Pleasure
19 Saturday Night At The Movies / Spanish Lace 2 Audio 1964 Atlantic
20 Under The Boardwalk / I Don't Want To Go On Without You 2 Audio 1964 Atlantic
21 Some Kind Of Wonderful / Honey Bee 2 Audio 1961 Atlantic
22 Saturday Night At The Movies / I Count The Tears 2 Audio Atlantic
23 There Goes My Baby / Oh My Love 2 Audio 1959 Atlantic
24 The Definitive Drifters 58 Audio 2003 Warner Strategic Marketing United Kingdom
25 Sweets For My Sweet 2 Audio Atlantic
26 Like Sister And Brother 2 Audio 1973
27 You Can't Love Them All / Up In The Streets Of Harlem 2 Audio 1966 Atlantic
28 There Goes My First Love 12 Audio 1975 Bell Records
29 On Broadway / I've Got Sand In My Shoes 2 Audio Atlantic
30 We Gotta Sing / Nylon Stockings 2 Audio 1965 Atlantic
31 Live At Harvard University 14 Audio 1985 Showcase
32 Can I Take You Home Little Girl 2 Audio 1975 Bell Records
33 Save The Last Dance For Me 2 Audio 1960 Atlantic
34 Under The Boardwalk / Ruby Baby 2 Audio Atlantic
35 Hello Happiness 2 Audio 1975 Bell Records
36 Save The Last Dance For Me 12 Audio 1975
37 I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing 2 Audio 1966 Atlantic
38 I Count The Tears 2 Audio 1960
39 Greatest Hits Live 14 Audio 1984 Astan
40 At The Club / Answer The Phone 2 Audio 1965 Atlantic
41 Up In The Streets Of Harlem 2 Audio 1966 Atlantic
42 Sweets For My Sweet / I'll Take You Home 2 Audio Atlantic
43 Saturday Night At The Movies 10 Audio Hollywood Nites
44 Love Games 12 Audio 1975 Bell Records
45 Saturday Night At The Club 14 Audio 1972 Atlantic
46 The Drifters' Golden Hits 12 Audio Atlantic
47 No Sweet Lovin' / Please Stay 2 Audio
48 Save The Last Dance For Me / Nobody But Me 2 Audio 1960 Atlantic
49 Love Games 12 Audio 1975
50 Every Nite's A Saturday Night 12 Audio 1976 Arista


Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 (performer).

The Drifters, like their name, were an ever-changing group:

May - June 1953: [b]Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters[/b] Clyde McPhatter, David Baughan, William Anderson, David Baldwin, James Johnson

August 1953: [b]Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters[/b] Clyde McPhatter, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Willie Ferbee

1953 - 1954: [b]Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters:[/b] Clyde McPhatter, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Jimmy Oliver (gtr)

Mid 1954: [b]The Drifters:[/b] David Baughan, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Jimmy Oliver

Late 1954 - March 1955: David Baughan, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Johnny Moore, Jimmy Oliver

Mid 1955 - August 1955: David Baughan, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Jimmy Oliver

August 1955 - August 1956: Johnny Moore, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Jimmy Oliver

August 1956 - Late 1957: Johnny Moore, Gerhart Thrasher, Tommy Evans, Charlie Hughes, Jimmy Oliver

Late 1957 - May 1958: Bobby Hendricks, Gerhart Thrasher, Jimmy Millinder, Tommy Evans

June 1958 - Mid 1959: Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, Elsbeary Hobbs, James Clark

Mid 1959 - May 1960: Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, Elsbeary Hobbs, Johnny Lee Williams, Reggie Kimber (gtr)

Mid 1960: Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, Elsbeary Hobbs, James Poindexter, Reggie Kimber

Mid 1960: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, William Van Dyke, Reggie Kimber

Mid 1960 - Late 1960: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, George Grant, Reggie Kimber

Late 1960 - Mid 1962: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, Tommy Evans, Billy Davis (gtr)

Mid 1962 - Late 1962: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Tommy Evans, Gene Pearson, Billy Davis

Early 1963: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Gene Pearson, Johnny Terry, Billy Davis

April 1963 - May 1964: Johnny Moore, Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Gene Pearson, Johnny Terry, Billy Davis

May 1964 - Mid 1966: Johnny Moore, Gene Pearson, Johnny Terry, Charlie Thomas, Billy Davis

July 1966: Johnny Moore, Gene Pearson, Charlie Thomas, Dan Danbridge, Billy Davis

August - September 1966: Johnny Moore, Gene Pearson, Charlie Thomas, William Brent, Billy Davis

October 1966 - Early 1967: Johnny Moore, Charlie Thomas, Rick Sheppard, William Brent, Billy Davis

Early 1967 - Mid 1967: Johnny Moore, Charlie Thomas, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Billy Davis

Mid 1967 - Late 1967: Johnny Moore, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Charles Baskerville, Billy Davis

November 1967: Johnny Moore, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Billy Davis

December 1967 - Late 1969: Johnny Moore, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Milton Turner

Late 1969 - Late 1971: Johnny Moore, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Don Thomas

Early 1972 - Mid 1974: Johnny Moore, Bill Fredericks, Butch Leake, Grant Kitchings, Butch Mann (gtr)

Mid 1974 - Early 1975: Johnny Moore, Clyde Brown, Butch Leake, Grant Kitchings, Butch Mann

Mid 1975 - Early 1976: Johnny Moore, Clyde Brown, Butch Leake, Billy Lewis, Butch Mann

Early 1976 - Mid 1978: Johnny Moore, Clyde Brown, Joe Blunt, Billy Lewis

Mid 1978 - 1979: Clyde Brown, Ray Lewis, Joe Blunt, Billy Lewis, Butch Mann

1980 - 1981: Johnny Moore, Clyde Brown, Ray Lewis, Louis Price

Late 1981 - 1983: Ben E. King, Bill Fredericks, Ray Lewis, Louis Price

1983 - 1985: Ben E. King, Johnny Moore, Joe Blunt, Clyde Brown

Early 1986 - Late 1986: Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, Louis Price, Jonah Ellis

Early 1987: Johnny Moore, Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, Gene Jenkins

March - May 1987: Johnny Moore, Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, George Chandler

May 1987 - July 1988: Johnny Moore, Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, John Thurston

August 1988 - October 1989: Johnny Moore, Billy Lewis, John Thurston, Joe Cofie

October - November 1989: Johnny Moore, Joe Cofie, John Thurston, George Chandler

November 1989: Johnny Moore, Joe Cofie, John Thurston, Tony Jackson

November - December 1989: Johnny Moore, Joe Cofie, John Thurston, Keith John

Early 1990 - Mid 1990: Johnny Moore, Joe Cofie, John Thurston, Peter Lamarr

Late 1990: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Joe Cofie, Patrick Alan

Early - Mid 1991: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Joe Cofie, Peter Lamarr

Mid 1991 - Early 1995: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Joe Cofie, Rohan Delano Turney

Early 1995 - Late 1996: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Rohan Delano Turney, Jason Leigh

Late 1996 - Dec 1998: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Rohan Delano Turney, Peter Lamarr

Mid 1998 - Late 2001: Roy Hemmings, Rohan Delano Turney, Patrick Alan, Peter Lamarr

Early 2002 - Late 2003: Roy Hemmings, Rohan Delano Turney, Patrick Alan, Victor Bynoe

2004 to present (2010): Peter Lamarr, Rohan Delano Turney, Patrick Alan, Victor Bynoe

Official sources:

‘Rockin’ & Driftin’ – The Drifters Box (Warner Bros / Rhino Records RZ 72417) - 1996

‘The Drifters – Save The Last Dance For Me’ by Tony Allan with Faye Treadwell (MAGIM 903) - 1997

‘The Definitive Drifters’ (Warner Bros WSMCD137) – 2003


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