The four-time Grammy award-winning quartet, the Legendary Drifters, soared up the music charts in the 1950s and 60s with such smash hits as “Under the Boardwalk,” “This Magic Moment,” and “Up on the Roof.” The group will perform those hits and more in Somerset on Aug. 26 at a concert presented by The Center for Rural Development and Clear Channel Lake Cumberland.
Featuring lead vocalist Lee “Hollywood” Logan, the Legendary Drifters will appear on stage at 7:30 p.m. in The Center’s theatre to perform some of their biggest hits over the last 50 years and a new version of the 1965 chart-topper “My Girl,” which will be released on their new album in October.
“The Legendary Drifters, billed as the most electrifying show in entertainment today, have been hailed as the best of their genre on the music scene, weaving a blend of nostalgic magic with on-stage excitement,” Dianna Winstead, associate director of arts and culture for The Center, said. “Don’t miss this exciting show and timeless music recorded by one of America’s best-loved and legendary recording groups.”
The Legendary Drifters story began with their first Atlantic Records recording "Money Honey" in 1953. From 1959 through 1964, the group made musical history, setting musical trends for the nation and the world to follow. In 1959, the Legendary Drifters presented their first million seller, "There Goes My Baby," which was followed by the smash hits "Dance with Me" and "True Love."
And the hits kept coming. The group topped the charts with the fantastic sounds of “This Magic Moment,” and everyone was humming and singing in the summer of 1960 to their next hit, “Save the Last Dance for Me.”
“Some Kind of Wonderful” and “Up on the Roof” followed. Other chart-topping hits included “On Broadway,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Sand in My Shoes,” and “Saturday Night at the Movies!”
The legend continues today, as the group is headed by the sweet tenor voice of Lee Logan, known in the music circles as “Hollywood.” He has been singing the music of the Legendary Drifters for nearly 40 years when he was “grandfathered” into the group.
Logan said he is excited to be performing for the first time in Somerset and is looking forward to presenting the show backed by its band, “Much Love.”
“I don’t think it could have happed in a greater fashion,” Logan said. “It has been a long time coming.”
For tickets to the Legendary Drifters concert, contact The Center for Rural Development at 606-677-6000 or visit the Web site at www.centertech.com.