Hall of Fame Vocal Group THE DRIFTERS Come to SCERA Shell 8/28
With 60 vocalists who have drifted in and out of one of America's earliest rhythm and soul groups, the focus on The Drifters has rarely been about individual singers. The emphasis is on the definitive doo-wop sounds that originated more than 60 years ago and helped the group land a spot among the first group of legends ever initiated into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Fellow inductees that year included The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Supremes.
Headed by the legendary George Treadwell, SCERA audiences will get a generous dose of music that still resonates across the years and across generations on Monday, Aug. 28 when The Drifters perform an 8 p.m. concert under the stars at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, located at 699 S. State, Orem, in the center of SCERA Park.
General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children age 3-11 and seniors 65 and older. Reserved areas with a free chair are available for an additional cost. Purchase options include www.scera.org, by calling 801-225-ARTS, in advance at the SCERA Center for the Arts (745 S. State St., Orem) or at the venue gate 90 minutes prior to show time.
Their first hit to sell more than a million records-topping the charts with two million sales-was a continuing hit called "Up on the Roof." Like many of their megahits, other popular pop, rock and R&B groups hit record sales when they recorded music and lyrics by The Drifters.
Twenty other million dollar classics include "This Magic Moment," "There Goes My Baby," "Spanish Harlem," "Stand by Me" and "Some Kind of Wonderful." Their megahit, "Under the Boardwalk," remains the most played R&B record of all time.
"This group shows us that the oldies really are the goodies," says Adam J. Robertson, President and CEO of SCERA. "The Drifters literally changed the face
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