The Drifters were the all time greatest Atlantic recording group" said Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Recording Company and the esteemed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1988 the Rock Hall inducted originals Bill Pinkney, Clyde McPhatter, and Gerhart Thrasher, along with subsequent members Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Rudy Lewis, and Johnny Moore - the seven significant contributors to The Drifters' legacy. Their hits include: "Under the Boardwalk," "Save the Last Dance For Me," and "There Goes My Baby."
When Phil Spector discovered The Crystals, not one was yet out of high school. Their first recording, "There's No Other (Like My Baby)" was also their first hit which catapulted them straight to the "Apollo" theatre. They continued their successful recordings with five more TOP TEN records: "Uptown," "He's A Rebel," "He's Sure The Boy I Love," "Da Doo Ron Ron," and "Then He Kissed Me."