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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Albums

8022 The Drifters - Rockin' & Driftin' album art The Drifters Rockin' & Driftin' (Album) Atlantic 8022 US 1958 Sell This Version
SD 8059 The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me album art The Drifters Save The Last Dance For Me (Album) Atlantic SD 8059 US 1962 Sell This Version
8093 The Drifters - Our Biggest Hits album art The Drifters Our Biggest Hits (Album) Atlantic 8093 US 1964 Sell This Version
8099 The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk album art The Drifters Under The Boardwalk (Album, Comp) Atlantic 8099 US 1964 Sell This Version
8103 The Drifters - The Good Life With The Drifters album art The Drifters The Good Life With The Drifters (Album) Atlantic 8103 US 1964 Sell This Version
AT 8113 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 AT 8113 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
BELLS 219 The Drifters - Now album art The Drifters Now (Album) Bell Records BELLS 219 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
4C 062-96446 The Drifters - Love Games album art The Drifters Love Games (Album) Bell Records, EMI-Bovema Holland 4C 062-96446 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
MFP 50352 The Drifters - There Goes My First Love album art The Drifters There Goes My First Love (Album, Comp) Bell Records MFP 50352 UK 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-98 409 The Drifters - Every Nite's A Saturday Night album art The Drifters Every Nite's A Saturday Night (Album) Arista 1C 062-98 409 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
SHLP 124 The Drifters - Live At Harvard University album art The Drifters Live At Harvard University (Album) A&D Records (5), A&D Records (5) SHLP 124 UK 1985 Sell This Version
20091 The Drifters - Greatest Hits Live album art The Drifters Greatest Hits Live (Comp) ARC Records 20091 Switzerland 1984 Sell This Version
TC-AX-701402 The Drifters - save The Last dance For Me album art The Drifters save The Last dance For Me(Cass) Axis (3) TC-AX-701402 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
839 221-4 The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me album art The Drifters Save The Last Dance For Me (Album) Karussell 839 221-4 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
CLASSIC 7585, CLASSICS 7585 The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk album art The Drifters Under The Boardwalk (Album, Comp) CSI, CSI CLASSIC 7585, CLASSICS 7585 US 1993 Sell This Version
HADCD 122 The Drifters On Broadway(CD, Album) Javelin HADCD 122 UK 1994 Sell This Version
72438-18952-2-1 The Drifters - A Christmas Album album art The Drifters Featuring Rick Sheppard (3) The Drifters Featuring Rick Sheppard (3) - A Christmas Album (Album) EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72438-18952-2-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
304742 The Drifters - Up On The Roof album art The Drifters Up On The Roof(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 304742 UK 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