Thursday, February 28, 2013


Legend has it that the highest degree one can attain particularly
in it's spiritual sense are three.

A perfect number in all sense of the word three represents a
Trilogy of profound understanding depending on it's interpretation.

In the realm of spiritual matters  you can see it as three stations of
understanding that man must gain for his perfection.

That is knowledge of self on the plane of man, knowledge of
beings on the plane of angelic host and knowledge of the plane
of the creative source.

The history of Trilogy dates back to ancient times and can be seen
in such as the Dionysian festivals of ancient Greece. For example
a trilogies of plays were performed followed by a fourth satyr

In ancient India an early example of trilogy includes the epic
Mahabharata which originally consisted of three portions.

In definition a Trilogy are three works of art connected and can be seen either as a single work or as three individual works.

They are commonly found in literature and film etc.

Three part works that are considered part of a larger body of work also exist in visual arts and music.

Ironic the history of The legendary musical group The Drifters also has three components so to speak as part of it's golden decade which came about in the 70s.

DLegends are the last remnant of that golden era.

Now in 2013 three members of the original Bell/Arista recording artist have now geared up for a return to the stage under new direction and are headed into the recording studio in hope of hitting the music charts once again.

The artist are now in dialogue with top Grammy Award music producers and writers in search of material for a forth coming single and video.
A new day as I have pointed out in a recent interview! 
we are entertainers and entertainers need to do what they do
best and that's entertain. For so long we have sat idle on our God given talents and it's
time that we take charge and shape what's left our future in this business of music.

The Drifters has been a major part of our lives and will continue historically for decades
to come. Today their are only one official Drifters group that we recognize out there and
that's the Treadwell/PMG group now being promoted in Europe. We will always 
acknowledge all the legendary men who came through the lineup over the years         for without them there would be no history. We give thanks to all who have made       it possible for us to be where we are today and those
who will help us move into the future. We will continue work with anyone who           legitimately wants to work with us.


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Friday, February 22, 2013

Happy Birthday/Bobby Hendricks

Corner Talk Report and The Drifters Legends Clubhouse wish
Drifters Legend Bobby Hendricks all the best on his 75th Birthday.
We salute his 56 years in show business. May you continue
to delight and entertain us for many years to come.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Butch Leake Photography

Butch Leake Photography....... Special events, documentary, Port folio, Head shots, portrait,
High Dynamic Range digital imaging specialist.....

Butch Leake Photography began some 11 years ago as a street photo business documenting visitors to the Times Square area of New York City. Much of the work of the business still centers around documentation with journalistic overtones.
Another aspect of the business lies in High Dynamic Range photo art which leans to revolutionize one of the many ways we look at pictures......


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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tales From The Drifter Diaries/The Vegas Years

The early 70s! Issac Hays  and Hot Buttered Soul opens at the Sahara
Hotel for the first time. The theme Shaft is hot on the airwaves.
A siege of punters, players and gamblers descend on Vegas and the
Sahara. In the Sahara lounge a star studded lineup featuring The Drifters,
Little Anthony & The Imperials and Sony Turner & Sound Unlimited.
It was one of those rare periods when black entertainment ruled the
Vegas strip. The money was fast and wild it was estimated the Sahara
lost million dollars during this engagement. The Drifters Bill Fredricks
had just won $20,000 at Keno. Butch Leake had won some $5,000 or
more two days earlier at the same game.
Photo Issac Hays & Butch Leake........
The Drifters in those years were a regular on the Vegas scene when at
that time some of the biggest acts in show business found it hard to
land a contract in the fun city. The Drifters had become what as known
as the entertainers entertainer. Late night you could find some of the
biggest talent on the strip sitting in on a Drifters show. We even had
nights when the artist came up on stage and jammed with us.
Bill Cosby on occasion would come up and play drums which was
always hilarious. Dionne Warwick and her sister sang background
with us as they did back in the earlier Drifter years when they
performed on the records. Others like Jerry Lewis, Bob Newhart
Robert Goulet and Gladys Night would come and hangout.
For the most part the Drifters shows were packed audiences.
Along with us on the same bill were Little Anthony & The Imperials
who were also favorites on the Vegas scene and another favorite
Sony Turner & Sound Unlimited. Sony was the replacement voice
for Tony Williams of The Platters and one of the great lead voices
of all times. The group was also a main feature at the Sahara Hotel
Lake Tahoe Nevada and would play opposite of Elvis Presley
in the show room. Other acts The Drifters worked with were The
Four Aces, The Four Tunes and Comedian Jackie Gayle.
For me meeting Sinatra was at the time  a crown achievement.
We worked on a Sammy Davis Telethon and being the dancer
of the group gave me the chance to showoff in front of the ,man himself. He was definitely one of my Idols.
Down at the Frontier Hotel in Vegas The Supreme's were frequent headliners and I wasted no time when I was off to catch there show.
Like many others I had a terrible crush on Mary Wilson.
The Drifters had a great band to work with headed by Butch Mann who was our musical conductor during those years.Butch was originally The lead guitarist for Ruby & The Romantics famous
for the title songs "Our Day Will Come" and "When Your Young
and In Love". Our regular base player was Seaborn Westerfield
but used Monk Montgomery the brother of guitarist West
Montgomery on many occasion.  Next: The South Africa Tour......
 Comedian Bob NewHart
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