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The Drifters at The Appalachian Theatre

July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


From their inception in the early 1950’s and up until recently, THE DRIFTERS has a symbiotic relationship with Rock & Roll.

Through a historical journey, which included no less than 5 legendary lead singers including Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King, the group’s ongoing story has covered the entire spectrum of Rock & Roll. The Drifters were the first musical group to infuse string instruments into Rhythm & Blues music with their hauntingly beautiful song, “There Goes My Baby”. They were the first musical group to sell 2 million records with their pop classic, “Up On The Roof” and the first African American vocal group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Alongside fellow inductees, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Supremes, the Drifters were in the first class of Rock & Roll legends to be initiated into the Hall of Fame. Their classic tune, “Under The Boardwalk”, is the most played R & B record of all time and was followed by 20 other million sellers.



July 13
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Appalachian Theatre of the High Country
559 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607 United States
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(828) 865-3000
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