Today in Music History: Rudy Lewis / Drifters

On this date forty-seven years ago, Drifters lead singer Rudy Lewis dies at twenty-eight either from a drug overdose or from choking to death after binge eating.  The group was set to record Under the Boardwalk the next day.  Former backup singer Johnny Moore was brought in to sing lead.  Here's one classic that Rudy sang lead on:

 

 

  

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