Monday, January 30, 2012

Sony Gold Awards/The Drifters Legends

Gold Awards at Sony Music NY Front: Butch Leake, Lyn Koppe (Marketing) Joe Blunt
Rear: John Jackson, (Vice President) A&R and content development....

January 24th 2012 NYC

After 27 years of absence from the musical charts the Drifters Brand
has gone Gold with a Sony Music release in the UK  of a CD titled 
"The Drifters the very best of"                                                                    .
Selling over 100,000 units the timed released has pushed the 60yr.
brand back into the spotlight prior to it's Anniversary in 2013.

The CD is a compilation early Bell/Arista and Atlantic tracks with two
new tracks recorded by the current Drifters lineup in the UK. but it's
the strong back catalog particularly of the Bell/Arista years which is the 
foundation for the success of this CD.

Most of the Bell/Arista tracks have never been released in the United States but
were available through imports from Virgin record stores for a number of years
yet many US Drifter fans were not aware of them.

January 24th The Drifters Legends Joe Blunt, Butch Leake and Clyde Brown
all living members of the The Drifters from the 70s through the 80s received
Gold awards for their musical contributions to the catalog during those years.

The Drifters Legends to include Rick Sheppard a member from the latter
Atlantic Record period are currently gearing up to possibly return to the
stage late 2012 into 2013.

Under new guidance by PMG Music after these many years of fraudulent 
groups passing themselves off as the real thing and former member violation
of trademark issues to include  management negligence of the group over
the year has successfully Re-branded The Drifters for the future to include
introduction to a younger generation of fans.

As far a the PR campaign the Legends are looking at inroads here in the
United States to finally establish the legitimate performing act under 
"The Drifters Legends"

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