The Holland Theatre Presents: The Drifters

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Name: The Holland Theatre Presents: The Drifters
Date: September 2, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Event Description:
The Drifters have hit many historic records in their illustrious career, including being 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. Now one of Rock & Roll's founding vocal groups is once again touring the U.S.! 
From their inception in the early 1950's,and up until recently, The Drifters has a symbiotic relationship with Rock & Roll legend George Treadwell, who's discovered and managed such famous artists as Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, and Nina Simone. The Treadwell Family was there when the original Drifters formed and was responsible for guiding their career through 20 years of uninterrupted hits that has made them the second most successful recording artist of all time, according to Billboard Magazine. 
Through an 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. They were the first musical group to include string instruments into Rhythm & Blues music, with their hauntingly beautiful song, "There Goes My Baby," and the first African-American vocal group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Along with 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.
Location:
127 E. Columbus Ave.
Bellefontaine
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, September 2nd
7:30 p.m.
Contact Information:
The Holland Theatre, 937-592-9002
Fees/Admission:
Tickets can be purchased online, or at the Holland Theatre box office.
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