Dynasty goes on as Drifters mark 60 years

lsjs The News motors, December 21, 2012

lsjs The News motors, December 21, 2012

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Next year marks the amazing 60th anniversary of The Drifters, and to celebrate this incredible achievement they will be stopping off at The Meres as part of their national and world tour.

The group will perform in Grantham on Thursday, January 31, as part of their Diamond Dynasty Tour.

The show features songs including Under The Boardwalk, Saturday Night At The Movies, Up On The Roof, Kissin’ In The Back Row, Come On Over To My Place, More Than A Number In My Little Red Book and many more from The Drifters vast back catalogue.

The Drifters are a long-lived American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group. They were originally formed to serve as backing group for Clyde 
McPhatter (of Billy Ward & the Dominoes) in 1953 and have since had numerous members who continue to bring the famous sound of the group to worldwide audiences.

The Drifters’ current line-up is Ryan King, Pierre Herelle, Michael Williams and Carlton Powell.

Perhaps their most famous past member was lead singer Ben E. King.

The group has sold 214 million singles and 114 million albums in its long career, making it one of the most successful singing groups in history.

Tickets cost £25 (£24 Concessions) plus a £1 booking fee.

For booking details go to www.guildhallartscentre.com or call 01476 406158.