Stand by Me …The History of Ben E King and The Drifters

2016-10-12

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‘Stand By Me’

An Impressive New Touring Production Nationwide Now

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“Would recommend to everyone a show for all generations” – MarkMeet Media

Stand by Me is the phenomenal musical revue of a group that helped to define Atlantic Records, inspired early rock and roll and were forerunners to both the black music movement in 1950’s America and early Motown.

The show explores through the music the challenges, controversy and conflicts via the course of a vast succession of over 50 hits over the last six decades. Well loved songs will transport you straight to Broadway, talk of growing up in 1950’s Harlem and those heady days of Disco and the Northern Soul scene.

This fast moving show features some of Ben E King & The Drifters most well known hits including ‘Under The Boardwalk’, ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’, ‘Saturday Night At The Movies’, ‘Up On The Roof’, ‘Can I Take You Home Little Girl’, ‘Love Games’, ‘There Goes My Baby’, ‘Dance With Me’, ‘Sweets For My Sweet’, ‘There Goes My First Love’, ‘When My Little Girl Is Smiling’, ‘On Broadway’, ‘Money Honey’, ‘Every night’s A Saturday Night With You’, ‘Kissin In The Back Row’, ‘Come On Over To My Place’, ‘Down On The Beach’, ‘More Than A Number In My Little Red Book’, ‘Hello Happiness’, ‘Like Sister & Brother’ and of course ‘Stand By Me’ among others.

The Drifters, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, are one of the biggest selling, longest serving bands of all time having sold an incredible 214 million singles and over 114 million albums worldwide – this is their musical history told through the music alongside anecdotes of the former members on screen. The show features some of the original recording artists from the successful ‘Stand by Me’ album in 2015 now known as Othello.

Ben E King was a one time member of The Drifters and wrote the hit record ‘Stand By Me’, originally for the band, it was never recorded by them until 2015 for the first time, when The Drifters recorded ‘Stand By Me’ as a tribute to their late band member and had a number 13 album in the UK charts.

The group Othello includes some of the former members of The Drifters line up who have all  played an integral part in the bands 60 year legacy along with over 65 others over the history of The Drifters brand.

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