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Posted on: September 13, 2021

The Drifters In Concert


The Drifters, one of Rock & Roll’s founding vocal groups, are the second most successful recording artist of all time, according to Billboard Magazine. 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.

They were the first musical group to sell two million records with their pop classic, “Up On The Roof.” They were 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. 20 other million sellers followed.

The Drifters had 17 Top 40 songs, with 5 Top 10’s (In Billboard Top 100) including:
• Up on the Roof
• Under the Boardwalk
• This Magic Moment
• There Goes My Baby
• Dance with Me
• Spanish Harlem
• Stand by Me
• On Broadway … The list of hits goes on and on!

Tickets are $32-$48 for reserved seating. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call the Box Office at 757.923.2900. 

COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building, consistent with the governor’s policy. If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.

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