Drifting to a new tune

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One of the most recognisable names in popular music is making yet another comeback.

The Drifters, who were first formed some 62 years ago, are coming to the St Helens Theatre Royal on Friday, May 22.

And while their name may have incredible brand recognition, the musicians who make up the Drifters are often less well-known.

There have been over 65 members over the decades but have enjoyed unrivalled chart success on both sides of the Atlantic.

Billed as the Rebranded Tour, the concert reflects on the brand through the decades with a two hour show of wall to wall hits and some lesser known back catalogue songs.

The Drifters were founded in June 1953, 60 years ago by George Treadwell and Ahmet Ertegun - founder of Atlantic Records. Since their creation the band has featured over 65 vocalists, including icons such as Clyde McPhatter, Ben E King and Johnny Moore. Some of the legends returned to perform alongside the current line-up at a unique concert at the O2 arena in 2009.

Tickets cost £26 for adults and £25 for conncessions. To book call 01744 756000, go online or call into the Corporation Street theatre itself.