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The Drifters

1925

Bill Pinkney was born.

1932

Clyde McPhatter was born.

1936

Rudy Lewis was born.

1938

Ben E. King was born.

1939

Charlie Thomas was born.

1953

The Drifters, featuring Clyde McPhatter on lead vocals, record “Money Honey” on Atlantic Records.

1954

Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters hit #2 on the R&B chart with the Atlantic records single “Such A Night.”

1954

The Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter hit #1 on the R&B chart and #21 on the pop chart with “Honey Love” and #2 on the R&B chart with “White Christmas.” Both singles are released on Atlantic records.

1955

The Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter hit #2 on the R&B chart with the Atlantic records single “What’cha Gonna Do.”

1955

The Drifters hit #1 on the R&B chart with the Atlantic records single “Adorable.”

1959

The Drifters hit #1 on the R&B chart and #2 (8/17) on the pop chart with the Atlantic single “There Goes My Baby” and #2 on the R&B chart and #15 (11/30) on the pop chart with “Dance With Me”.

1960

The Atlantic records single “Save the Last Dance For Me” by The Drifters hit #1 on the R&B charts and #1 on the pop charts.

1963

Mann and Weil’s “On Broadway,” recorded by the Drifters, racher #9.

1988

The Drifters are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 3rd Annual Induction Dinner