Kicking off the 60th Anniversary of The Original Drifters® on today, the 25th Anniversary of The Drifters’ induction into the esteemed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Original Drifters, Inc., in cooperation with The Bill Pinkney Foundation©,
proudly introduces The Art of Drifting©. A visual, literary, film, and performing arts experience, it also has a curriculum component for educators and music historians focusing on the contributions of icon Ambassador Bill Pinkney, DFAH.
Steve Leggett of All Music Guide said it best: “Blessed with a succession of great lead singers, the immortal Drifters provided the prototype for R&B vocal groups and set the stage for the onset of soul with over ten years of marvelous
singles beginning in 1953.”

The first release by The Drifters was “Money Honey,” now in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Reputed to be the all-time best selling Drifters song, Bill Pinkney sings bass lead on their 1954 version of the Irving Berlin classic “White Christmas.”

It gained new generations of fans after being featured in the blockbuster movie “Home Alone” and many others. The brand and legacy, founded in the United States of America, have endured for six decades and garnered worldwide acclaim and goodwill. The 60th Anniversary Celebration events are engaged via a registered Federal service mark from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in compliance will all States’ Truth in Music laws.

The last member of The Drifters’ 1953 original recording/touring line-up, the late DR. BILL PINKNEY is in the Vocal Group, United Group Harmony, Beach Music, Doo Wop, and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame. A Negro Baseball League sandlot pitcher and Rhythm & Blues Foundation Pioneer Award and Gospel Stellar Award recipient, South Carolina’s former “Ambassador of Music and Entertainment” is a World War II Presidential Citation recipient with five Bronze Stars (including Normandy & Bastogne.) His autobiography “Drifters 1 : Bill Pinkney” is online at The Legacy Continues!

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