The Drifters are back on the road in the UK performing their classic hits from the last six decades.
The legendary group have been inducted into the Rock & Roll of fame, performed for the President of the United States and listed among the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.
Don’t miss their brand-new tour performing all the classic hits such as ‘Saturday Night at the Movies', ‘You’re ‘More Than A Number,’ ‘Come on Over to My Place’, ‘Up On The Roof,’ ‘Under the Boardwalk’, ‘Kissin In The Back Row’, ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’, ‘Down On The Beach,’ ‘Hello Happiness’ and many, many more!
THE HISTORY OF THE DRIFTERS
The Drifters were created in 1953 by George Treadwell & 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 others stood out above the rest. Johnny Moore and Ben E King.
After George’s untimely death in 1967, it was down to his widow Faye to continue with the group and to determine the direction they would take. Faye took the Drifters onto great achievements that saw the group grow and become a household name.
The Drifters delivered numerous hits on both sides of the Atlantic that saw them inducted into the ‘Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’ in 1988. In 1993 The Drifters were requested by the President of the United States of America to perform at the White House. In 2004 The Drifters were listed by ‘Rolling Stone Magazine’ in the top 100 ‘Greatest Artists of All Time’.
Faye Treadwell passed away in May 2011 and then it was down to Tina Treadwell (daughter to George & Faye) to continue the legacy of The Drifters. Tina Treadwell has been in the entertainment industry all her life. She has worked for Disney Channel, and she oversaw careers of the new generation of stars coming through such as Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake. Tina also produced Michael Jackson’s birthday party in Los Angeles in 2003 and today spearheads the TEG (Treadwell Entertainment Group) that deals with artists both in music and acting.
Tina is most excited that The Drifters have continued to be loved and adored by fans worldwide and that the vision her father had for the group along with the determination of her mother has seen the group survive and continue strong 65 years on. Tina is currently working with fellow recognised producers that will see the story of The Drifters be told both in the West End (London) and Broadway (New York).