The Drifters – Up On The Roof – The Very Best Of

The Drifters are one of the biggest selling groups of all time. To celebrate their 58th anniversary Sony Music are releasing The Drifters – Up On The Roof – The Very Best Of on March 21st.

The album includes the original timeless classics such as: ‘Saturday Night at the Movies,’ ‘There Goes My First Love’, ‘Under The Boardwalk,’ ‘Up on the Roof’, ‘Come On Over To My Place’ and ‘Kissing In The Back Row of the Movies’ as well as two bonus tracks performed by the current line-up of The Drifters. (Maurice Cannon; Damion Charles; Michael Williams and Ryan King).

Full Track listing is:


1 Under The Boardwalk

2 Saturday Night At The Movies

3 Kissin’ In The Back Row Of The Movies

4 There Goes My First Love

5 You’re More Than A Number In My Little Red Book

6 Up On The Roof

7 Save The Last Dance For Me

8 Come On Over To My Place

9 Hello Happiness

10 I Count The Tears

11 Love GamesThe Beach Tonight

12Love Games

13 Dance With Me

14 Can I Take You Home Little Girl

15 Every Nite’s A Saturday Night With You

16 Like Sister And Brother

17 On Broadway

18 When My Little Girl Is Smiling


Bonus Tracks

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

Do You Dream Of Me


In 2010 the group performed to over 100,000 people in the UK. Not only did they join legendary groups, The Four Tops, Temptations and Three Degrees for a sell-out tour but they also headlined several of their own shows. The Drifters have just announced their first dates for 2011 where you can see them perform most of the tracks from their Up On The RoofVery Best Of album.

Dates confirmed so far – more added on website all the time – www.thedrifters.co.uk

6th Feb Liverpool Empire

10th Feb Middlesbrough Theatre

11th Feb Middlesbrough Theatre

26th Feb Runcorn The Brindley

19th March St. Helens Theatre Royal

24th March Blackpool The Grand

15th April Northwich Memorial Hall

17th April Stamford Corn Exchange

30th April Shrewsbury Theatre Severn

13rd June Kings Lynn Corn Exchange

9th June Swindon Wyvern Theatre

24th June Llandudno Cymru

30th June Hull City Hall

2nd July Sunderland Empire

3rd July York Opera House

9th July Grimsby Auditorium

14th July Oxford New Theatre

23rd July Wrexham William Aston Hall

24th July Bristol Hippodrome

29th July Croydon Fairfield Halls

19th Sept New Brighton Floral Pavilion


The late Ahmet Ertegun and George Treadwell founded The Drifters brand back in 1953. The plan was revolutionary – to constantly change the line-up of the group, to keep them fresh and inspired. They’ve certainly stuck to their guns having featured more than 60 vocalists over the decades. These include icons Clyde McPhatter, Ben E King, Rudy Lewis and Johnny Moore. And as if to prove their point, the group have sold in excess of 214 million singles and 114 million albums worldwide to date.

The current line up is proud and honoured to be the latest chapter in the Treadwell dynasty and uphold the musical and performance values instilled by Treadwell and Ertegun.

The Legacy lives on….

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