November 30, -0001 in New York
New York, New York, United States
US doo wop/R&B vocal group
The Drifters are a long-lived american doo wop pop R&B band, originally formed by Clyde McPhatter (of Billy Ward & The Dominoes) in 1953 from New York City, NY, USA. There have been over 60 members since 1953. www.theofficialdrifters.com shows the current lineup and tour dates. The original Drifters Ahmet ErtegÃ¼n of Atlantic Records approached Clyde McPhatter after he left The Dominoes and signed him. McPhatter first recruited several members of his former group, The Mount Lebanon Singers: William "Chick" Anderson (tenor), David Baldwin (baritone), and James "Wrinkle" Johnson (bass), plus David "Little Dave" Baughan (tenor).