254. The Drifters, 'Money Honey'
Writer: Jesse Stone
Producers: Ahmet Ertegun, Jerry Wexler
Released: Sept.'53, Atlantic
The Drifters were a tough R&B group led by the great soul singer Clyde McPhatter. After McPhatter got drafted in 1954, the Drifters enjoyed pop success with a totally different lineup. Sadly, McPhatter drank himself to death in 1972, before reaching 40.
Appears on: Greatest Hits (Curb)