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The Drifters

Date

Aug 19, 2017
08:15pm – 10:30pm

Location
Hoover Auditorium

Led by legendary doo wop singer Bobby Hendricks, The Drifters will entertain Lakesiders at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 in Hoover Auditorium with their hits “Under the Boardwalk,” “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “This Magic Moment.”

Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1938, Hendricks began his singing career by singing in his church’s choir. By age 16, he joined The Crowns. From there, he would continue on to sing for The Swallows and The Flyers before joining The Drifters.

The Drifters became interested in Hendricks after hearing him sing with The Crowns, their opening act at the time. They were so impressed, that they offered him the lead vocalist position.

While with The Drifters, Hendricks toured with some of the 1950s’ biggest artists, such as Paul Anka, The Diamonds, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Fats Domino and more. It was during this time that he recorded “Drip Drop,” “Moonlight Bay” and “Suddenly There’s a Valley.”

After leaving The Drifters at the end of 1959, Hendricks recorded “Itchy Twitchy Feeling,” which made it to No. 25 on Billboard’s Hot 100. He later joined Bill Pinkney in the late 1960s to tour with The Original Drifters until 1972.

After touring with The Original Drifters, he moved to Los Angeles with the hope of establishing his own group. Since then, Hendricks has toured the country performing in almost every state, including a six-month residency in Las Vegas. He has also performed in several countries around the world.

On April 13, 2001, Hendricks was inducted into the Doo Wop Hall of Fame in Boston.

He reunited with Pinkney and The Drifters in 2007 when they taped a doo wop show for PBS with Charlie Thomas and Ben E. King. Their performance of “Stand by Me” appeared on the nationally-televised PBS program, “Doo Wop Love Songs.”

Hendricks now lives in Santa Clarita, Calif. with his wife, Ruth. He continues to travel the world entertaining audiences with his legendary doo wop show.

Prior to The Drifters’ performance in Hoover Auditorium, join us for a special car show from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 on Third Street between Walnut and Central Avenues.

A select group of eight cars have been invited to the show, all representing the eras of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.


Admission

Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate ‘ticket’ is not necessary to attend a Hoover show. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at tickets.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. There are no reserved seats for Hoover shows; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

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Admission

Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate "ticket" is not necessary to attend a Hoover show. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at tickets.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. There are no reserved seats for Hoover shows; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

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