INTERVIEW: The Drifters’ original Michael Williams speaks about history show Stand By Me and his excitement when asked to audition for band

15:37 14 February 2017

Emily King

A snapshot of Stand By Me on stage

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Stand By Me looks back on The Drifters’ history, and trials and tribulations they faced

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Last year was the finale for The Drifters after six decades of tours, shows, and fans. But from the band’s end, comes their history, and a show...
source: Bexley Times

2017-02-14 18:19
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