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One of the biggest selling bands of all time coming to Redditch
5:00pm Thursday 25th October 2012 in Local
THE Drifters, one of the biggest selling bands of all time, will be coming to Redditch.
The group was formed in 1953 by lead singer Clyde McPhatter and Ahmet Ertegun - founder of Atlantic Records.
Right from the very beginning there was a constant succession of regular line-up changes that would characterise The Drifters name.
Early recordings included songs such as Lucille, Money Honey, Such a Night and Honey Love.
The Drifters' career was quickly established and they became one of the most popular acts in the charts and on stage.
They became a dance-disco outfit for a time during the late 70s, focusing on stage presentation and showmanship and eventually developed their act to cover all eras of their glittering career.
Today, The Drifters are one of the longest running pop groups in history and are still, to this day owned by The Treadwell Family.
There have been more than 65 vocalists in the group’s incredible 59-year history and the current line up pay homage to the former members of this line up, including Clyde McPhatter, Rudy Lewis, Ben E King, and Johnny Moore.
The group has collated a huge catalogue of more than 50 hits, selling more than 214 million singles and 114 million albums across the world.
As part of the Masquerade Tour the band will be playing at the Palace Theatre on Thursday, November 1.
Tickets can be purchased from the theatre box office in person or by telephone on 01527 65203.
To book online, visit redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk.