The Drifters

Profile:
Please note that early releases can be found under Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters. Please be careful before incorrectly re-adding them here.

The Drifters, like their name, were an ever-changing group:
May - June 1953: Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters Clyde McPhatter, David Baughan, William Anderson, David Baldwin, James Johnson
August 1953: Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters Clyde McPhatter, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Willie Ferbee
1953 - 1954: Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters: Clyde McPhatter, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Jimmy Oliver (gtr)
Mid 1954: The Drifters: David Baughan, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Jimmy Oliver
Late 1954 - March 1955: David Baughan, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Johnny Moore, Jimmy Oliver
Mid 1955 - August 1955: David Baughan, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Jimmy Oliver
August 1955 - August 1956: Johnny Moore, Bill Pinkney, Gerhart Thrasher, Andrew Thrasher, Jimmy Oliver
August 1956 - Late 1957: Johnny Moore, Gerhart Thrasher, Tommy Evans, Charlie Hughes, Jimmy Oliver
Late 1957 - May 1958: Bobby Hendricks, Gerhart Thrasher, Jimmy Millinder, Tommy Evans
June 1958 - Mid 1959: Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, Elsbeary Hobbs, James Clark
Mid 1959 - May 1960: Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, Elsbeary Hobbs, Johnny Lee Williams, Reggie Kimber (gtr)
Mid 1960: Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, Elsbeary Hobbs, James Poindexter, Reggie Kimber
Mid 1960: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, William Van Dyke, Reggie Kimber
Mid 1960 - Late 1960: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, George Grant, Reggie Kimber
Late 1960 - Mid 1962: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Dock Green, Tommy Evans, Billy Davis (gtr)
Mid 1962 - Late 1962: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Tommy Evans, Gene Pearson, Billy Davis
Early 1963: Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Gene Pearson, Johnny Terry, Billy Davis
April 1963 - May 1964: Johnny Moore, Rudy Lewis, Charlie Thomas, Gene Pearson, Johnny Terry, Billy Davis
May 1964 - Mid 1966: Johnny Moore, Gene Pearson, Johnny Terry, Charlie Thomas, Billy Davis
July 1966: Johnny Moore, Gene Pearson, Charlie Thomas, Dan Danbridge, Billy Davis
August - September 1966: Johnny Moore, Gene Pearson, Charlie Thomas, William Brent, Billy Davis
October 1966 - Early 1967: Johnny Moore, Charlie Thomas, Rick Sheppard, William Brent, Billy Davis
Early 1967 - Mid 1967: Johnny Moore, Charlie Thomas, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Billy Davis
Mid 1967 - Late 1967: Johnny Moore, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Charles Baskerville, Billy Davis
November 1967: Johnny Moore, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Billy Davis
December 1967 - Late 1969: Johnny Moore, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Milton Turner
Late 1969 - Late 1971: Johnny Moore, Rick Sheppard, Bill Fredericks, Don Thomas
Early 1972 - Mid 1974: Johnny Moore, Bill Fredericks, Butch Leake, Grant Kitchings, Butch Mann (gtr)
Mid 1974 - Early 1975: Johnny Moore, Clyde Brown, Butch Leake, Grant Kitchings, Butch Mann
Mid 1975 - Early 1976: Johnny Moore, Clyde Brown, Butch Leake, Billy Lewis, Butch Mann
Early 1976 - Mid 1978: Johnny Moore, Clyde Brown, Joe Blunt, Billy Lewis
Mid 1978 - 1979: Clyde Brown, Ray Lewis, Joe Blunt, Billy Lewis, Butch Mann
1980 - 1981: Johnny Moore, Clyde Brown, Ray Lewis, Louis Price
Late 1981 - 1983: Ben E. King, Bill Fredericks, Ray Lewis, Louis Price
1983 - 1985: Ben E. King, Johnny Moore, Joe Blunt, Clyde Brown
Early 1986 - Late 1986: Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, Louis Price, Jonah Ellis
Early 1987: Johnny Moore, Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, Gene Jenkins
March - May 1987: Johnny Moore, Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, George Chandler
May 1987 - July 1988: Johnny Moore, Ray Lewis, Billy Lewis, John Thurston
August 1988 - October 1989: Johnny Moore, Billy Lewis, John Thurston, Joe Cofie
October - November 1989: Johnny Moore, Joe Cofie, John Thurston, George Chandler
November 1989: Johnny Moore, Joe Cofie, John Thurston, Tony Jackson
November - December 1989: Johnny Moore, Joe Cofie, John Thurston, Keith John
Early 1990 - Mid 1990: Johnny Moore, Joe Cofie, John Thurston, Peter Lamarr
Late 1990: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Joe Cofie, Patrick Alan
Early - Mid 1991: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Joe Cofie, Peter Lamarr
Mid 1991 - Early 1995: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Joe Cofie, Rohan Delano Turney
Early 1995 - Late 1996: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Rohan Delano Turney, Jason Leigh
Late 1996 - Dec 1998: Johnny Moore, Roy Hemmings, Rohan Delano Turney, Peter Lamarr
Mid 1998 - Late 2001: Roy Hemmings, Rohan Delano Turney, Patrick Alan, Peter Lamarr
Early 2002 - Late 2003: Roy Hemmings, Rohan Delano Turney, Patrick Alan, Victor Bynoe
2004 to present (2010): Peter Lamarr, Rohan Delano Turney, Patrick Alan, Victor Bynoe

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 (performer).

Official sources:
‘Rockin’ & Driftin’ – The Drifters Box (Warner Bros / Rhino Records RZ 72417) - 1996
‘The Drifters – Save The Last Dance For Me’ by Tony Allan with Faye Treadwell (MAGIM 903) - 1997
‘The Definitive Drifters’ (Warner Bros WSMCD137) – 2003
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The Drifters Discography Tracks

Albums

The Drifters - Rockin' & Driftin' album art The Drifters Rockin' & Driftin' (Album) Atlantic US 1958 Sell This Version
The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me album art The Drifters Save The Last Dance For Me (Album) Atlantic US 1962 Sell This Version
The Drifters - Our Biggest Hits album art The Drifters Our Biggest Hits (Album) Atlantic US 1964 Sell This Version
The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk album art The Drifters Under The Boardwalk (Album, Comp) Atlantic US 1964 Sell This Version
The Drifters - I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing album art The Drifters I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing (Album) Atlantic US 1965 Sell This Version
The Drifters - The Good Life With The Drifters album art The Drifters The Good Life With The Drifters (Album) Atlantic US 1964 Sell This Version
The Drifters - Now album art The Drifters Now (Album) Bell Records Canada 1973 Sell This Version
72684 The Drifters With Host Lou Rawls The Drifters With Host Lou Rawls - Sailing With Soul(2xLP, Album) Naval Recruiting Command 72684 US 1974 Sell This Version
The Drifters - Love Games album art The Drifters Love Games (Album) Bell Records, EMI-Bovema Holland Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
The Drifters - There Goes My First Love album art The Drifters There Goes My First Love (Album, Comp) Bell Records UK 1975 Sell This Version
The Drifters - Every Nite's A Saturday Night album art The Drifters Every Nite's A Saturday Night (Album) Arista Germany 1976 Sell This Version
AW 14175 The Drifters - Sweets For My Sweet album art The Drifters Sweets For My Sweet(LP) Koala (3) AW 14175 US 1979 Sell This Version
Q 16242 The Drifters - Too Hot album art The Drifters Too Hot(LP, Album) 51 West Q 16242 US 1982 Sell This Version
The Drifters - Live At Harvard University album art The Drifters Live At Harvard University (Album) A&D Records (5), A&D Records (5) UK 1985 Sell This Version
The Drifters - Greatest Hits Live album art The Drifters Greatest Hits Live (Comp) ARC Records Switzerland 1984 Sell This Version
839 221-2, none The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me album art The Drifters Save The Last Dance For Me(CD, Album) Karussell, Aberbach Music, Screen Gems, Walden, TMC Music Inc., Hill & Range Music Co., Chapell Studio, Harms, Rumbler Progressive Music, Aldon Music 839 221-2, none Germany 1989 Sell This Version
11390 The Drifters - This Magic Moment: 29 Great Tracks Super Longplay album art The Drifters This Magic Moment: 29 Great Tracks Super Longplay(CD) Goldstar 11390 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk album art The Drifters Under The Boardwalk (Album, Comp) Classic Sound, Inc. US 1993 Sell This Version
The Drifters - A Christmas Album album art The Drifters Featuring Rick Sheppard (5) The Drifters Featuring Rick Sheppard (5) - A Christmas Album (Album) EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets US 1996 Sell This Version
2005 The Drifters - The Drifters Christmas Collection album art The Drifters The Drifters Christmas Collection(CD, Album) Intercontinental Record & Cassette, Inc. 2005 US 2000 Sell This Version
TVS 001 The Drifters - Please Come Home For Christmas album art The Drifters Please Come Home For Christmas(CD, Album) Legacy Entertainment Inc. TVS 001 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
none The Drifters - The Gold Collection album art The Drifters The Gold Collection(CD, Album) Enabarts Records none UK & Ireland 2003 Sell This Version
ECD 3858 The Drifters - Christmas With The Drifters album art The Drifters Christmas With The Drifters(CD) K-tel Entertainment (UK) Ltd ECD 3858 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SIGNCD2210 The Drifters - The Drifters album art The Drifters The Drifters(CD, Album) Signature (6) SIGNCD2210 UK 2003 Sell This Version
HADCD 122 The Drifters - On Broadway album art The Drifters On Broadway(CD, Album) HHO HADCD 122 UK 2005 Sell This Version