|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1988
Inducted by: Billy Joel
Nominated in: 1988
First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony
Inducted Members: Clyde McPhatter, Ben E. King, Rudy Lewis, Johnny Moore, Bill Pinkney, Charlie Thomas and Gerhart "Gay" Thrasher
Snubbed Members: Dock Green, Elsbeary Hobbs, Jimmy Oliver, Abdul Samad, Andrew Thrasher, Reggie Kimber, Eugene Pearson
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1988 (ranked #64) .
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One of the best ever. "Save the Last Dance For Me" is about as close to musical bliss as you can get
Posted by Mr. Octagon on Friday, 10.3.08 @ 21:12pm
Actually,there is a precedent of sorts to Small Faces/Faces and that goes back to the third year of the HoF.
Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.3.11 @ 21:00pm
The history of rhythm and blues are full of groups whose names are held in the highest by fans and devotees, but it was The Drifters that linked rhythm and blues of the 50s with the soul of the 60s. They epitomized the vocal sound of New York City not only at its' beginnings in the 50s, but also in the following decade. Their place in rock and roll history is as complex as their role in it. In their sweet yet streetwise of R&B infused with influences from gospel. The songs they recorded came from all kinds of sources, including the songwriting teams of Leiber and Stoller and Goffin and King. All these people were from New York City and The Drifters were the ideal group for the delivering of scenarios of life in the big city. WIth Leiber and Stoller serving as producers, the songs the group cut brought in strings and Latin rhythms into the the vocab of popular music.
Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 03.5.13 @ 12:01pm
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