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Top 10 Drifters Songs

The earliest origins of The Drifters dates back to 1953 when they were formed by Clyde McPhatter who was only with them for one year. McPhatter’s original vision for the group was to blend gospel and more secular sounds. In order to achieve this, the first line-up that he assembled were all members of his church group. After a recording session in ’53 Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records realized that this religious group did not work and had McPhatter assemble another line-up. This group consisted of Bill Pinkey, Andrew Thrasher, Gerhart Thrasher, bassist Willie Ferbee and guitarist Walter Adams. They

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