LEGENDS: Charlie Thomas' Drifters
May 10, 2014
Doors open at
Reserved orchestra seat: $60
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(taxes included, booking fee not included)
The Rialto Theatre is proud to present CHARLIE THOMAS' DRIFTERS, PEGGY MARCH and PAT UPTON of SPIRAL STAIRCASE.
For one night only, all on the same stage, under one bill, we give you:
Charlie Thomas is an American rhythm and blues singer best known for his work with The Drifters. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and was given a Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1999.
The Voice of Charlie Thomas is the only Drifters voice on all "The Drifters Greatest Hits" from 1959 to 1967. The Drifters first release was the 1959 hit "There Goes My Baby". Charlie was lead singer on two of the group's top 40 hits, "Sweets For My Sweet" and "When My Little Girl Is Smiling".
Rolling Stone Magazine ranked The Drifters on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Peggy March scored a #1 hit at just 15! Her smash hit "I Will Follow Him" which stayed at the No. 1 slot for an incredible 3 weeks.
Through the years, Peggy has recorded in 7 different languages. With great recording success, she found her career growing outside North America. Peggy has played almost her entire career in Europe and Japan. On both continents, she worked in the language of the land. A tremendous reaction by the public to see Peggy perform live led her to commit to engagements in the United States, besides continuing her appearances in Europe as she has for many years now.
Pat Upton: In the late 1960's, Pat Upton was working with his band the Spiral Starecase in Las Vegas and, while jamming with a friend of his, decided to write a song, inspired by the French poem, “I love you more each day, more than yesterday, less than tomorrow,” to accompany a catchy chord progression his friend had played for him. That song became “More Today Than Yesterday.”
After leaving The Spiral Starecase in 1972, Upton embarked on one of the most eclectic, but fascinating, career paths in show business. “Pat Upton waited almost 25 years after...the Spiral Starecase to cut another record, but it was well worth the wait. With his clear-as-a-bell tenor voice still as marvelous as ever,” wrote AllMusic.com. “The man still has it and then some, and it's all here to hear on this wonderful little record.”
With his soaring vocals and expert songwriting, Pat Upton's act is as fresh as it ever was and is not to be missed. “More Today Than Yesterday” is not just a song title, but rather, an appropriate phrase to be applied to Pat Upton in 2013!