Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Guinness Book Of British Hit Singles Bell/Arista Years

Guinness Book Of British Hit Singles
For those who doubt the importance of the British songs that were written
and performed by the Bell/Arista Drifters. The Guinness book of British Hit
Singles seals the fact that The Drifters Brand continued to record and perform
great songs long after the Atlantic Record period.

By the end of the 60s Atlantic had long ceased to promote the group except
for earlier songs which continued to be packaged and released through various
media outlets.

In 1972, The Drifters Brand moved to a new recording home in Great Britain
Bell Records.

The Brand signed on to Greenway Music under the prolific writing team of
Roger Greenway, Roger Cook, Tony McCauley and Barry mason and turned
out a number of hits which propelled the group back into the charts
throughout the rest of the 70's and 80's.

This was also termed the 3rd Golden era of the Drifters music making history.

This history making lineup was now headed by veteran Drifter Johnny Moore,
Bill Fredricks, Butch Leake and Grant Kitchings and later from the mid 70's
new additions to the lineup Joe Blunt and Clyde Brown all who are the voices
you hear on the great songs of that period.

Today The Legacy, The Music are preserved through the surviving members
of that period Butch Leake, Joe Blunt and Clyde Brown who are The Drifters Legends and the current Drifters lineup for this day and time.


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