His show is the best of its genre on the music scene today. It reflects the entire Drifters presence in the music industry, and weaves a blend of nostalgic magic and on stage excitement. Generations recognize his basso profundo on the 1954 version of White Christmas which was used in the movie "Home Alone". With Bill Pinkney on lead, it is the all time best selling Drifters song. Today's informed nostalgia music lovers keep Bill Pinkney in demand. Over the years, changes in personnel and management have led to the sprouting of Drifters permutations.
Pinkney and the other original Drifters met while singing in gospel music quartet battles in 1949. The four joined forces and signed with Atlantic Records in 1953 and established the foundation upon which a musical legacy was built. The four original Drifters and four subsequent members were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1988.
A former Negro Baseball League pitcher and Presidential Citation Recipient from World War II, Bill Pinkney received a Rhythm & Blues Foundation Pioneer Award and is a member of the United Group Harmony Association, the Beach Music Hall of Fame, and Vocal Group Hall Of Fame. South Carolina has established a state park at his Dalzell, Sumter County birthplace, and bestowed upon him the Order of the Palmetto, its highest civilian honor. He is South Carolina's official Ambassador of Entertainment. Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, has proclaimed both "Original Drifters Day" and "Bill Pinkney Day" commemorating his fortieth and forty-fifth anniversary kickoffs.
Along with Brian, Joe, and others, they continue the great Bill Pinkney Legacy with dignity, pride, and respect. For a classic Legendary Drifters show that still blends nostalgic magic with on-stage excitement and/or a new 21st century touch, contact us soon to discuss promotional information and logistics.