Thursday, July 05, 2007

Last Drifter Dies

Bill Pinkney, the last original member of the Drifters died Wednesday at the age of 81. His body was found at the hotel he was staying at before a scheduled concert that night. While an original member of the group which had hits like "Under the Boardwalk," "Save The Last Dance For Me," and "Up On The Roof" Pinkney did not sing on these hits. He quit the group in 1958 over an argument over money. His voice can be heard on their version of the Christmas classic "White Christmas."

The Drifters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

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