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Legendary Drifters to bring classic songs

The Drifters, one of rock ‘n’ roll’s founding groups, performs at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 2017, at the Sheldon Theatre.

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame group The Drifters will bring more than a half-century of experience to the Sheldon stage when the quartet performs Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Drifters are celebrating a lengthy catalog of hits dating back to 1953, when they They were the first musical group to sell 2 million records with the pop classic "Up On the Roof," and were the first African American vocal group inducted into the hall of fame. The Drifters also are credited with adding string instruments to their rhythm and blues songs in "There Goes My Baby."

Their classic "Under the Boardwalk" is said to be the most played R&B record of all time, and Rolling Stone Magazine once proclaimed: "The Drifters helped create soul music by bringing gospel-style vocals to secular material."

The group's current tour is once again under the auspices of the original management team, the George Treadwell family.

Although membership in the Drifters has changed many times since the Fifties, the quality of the group's performance has been consistent.

Audiences can expect to hear many favorites, from "This Magic Moment" to "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand By Me."

Tickets are $25-$30, students $13. Visit the box office, call 651-388-8700 or go online to www.sheldontheatre.org.

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