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The Drifters

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  • Year:
    1988
  • Inducted by:
    Billy Joel
  • Category:
    Performers

Hall of Fame Essay

1988

Michael Hill

The story of the drifters is more than the story of a single group’s  success. 

It’s also the story of the great rhythm and blues singers who claimed membership in the group at various times, of the equally great songwriters who created classic songs for the group and of the pioneering record executives who helped bring the Drifters’ music to the attention of the world. 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 1988
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The Drifters Performing Onstage

go up on the roof and look at the stars.

Billy Joel

Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage

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