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Linwood Peel's Tribute to The Drifters

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of long-time Drifter Linwood Peel. Linwood started singing lead immediately after the appearance of The Drifters at The New England Basketball Hall of Fame (in Rhode Island) opening ceremony many years ago. Although he had a huge heart for music, entertainment and life, his heart was not large enough to overcome heart disease. He passed on Saturday, August 31. May he be performing onstage somewhere in Heaven with Aretha.

The Drifters are regarded as one of early Rock and Roll’s super groups and charted with megahits like “Under the Boardwalk,” “On Broadway,” “Stand By Me,” “Up On The Roof,” and “This Magic Moment.” The recognized leader in The Drifters music is Linwood Peel.

Linwood and his band have been widely written up in the media including: The San Francisco Chronicle, The Houston Chronicle, The LA Daily News, The Miami Herald, UPI, The Boston Globe and on CBS Money Watch!

Rolling Stone Magazine ranks the Drifters number 81 on their 100 greatest artists of all time.  The Drifters have been inducted into both The Rock and Roll and the Vocal Group Halls of Fame and over the years have been fronted by memorable singers such as Clyde McPhatter, Ben E. King and Bill Pinkney. Linwood Peel is regarded as both an audience interactive performer and superb live performer.

Linwood Peel brings his tribute to venues around the country. His sound is magically like those wonderful songs that have made the group famous, plus wonderful covers of groups like the Platters, Coasters, Temptations, Four Tops, and others from that era will be heard in this fabulous show!

Linwood Peel's Tribute to The Drifters Testimonial
"It was great to meet you last week and we can not thank you enough for your hard work…The Drifters Tribute [feat. Linwood] were amazing and you could tell the audience LOVED them! Thank you again and I hope to work with you again in the future."
--Louie Anchondo, The Actors' Fund

Updated 09/01/18


Linwood Peel's Tribute to

The Drifters