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Song of the day: The Drifters- Under The Boardwalk

the drifters under the boardwalk

Today the spotlight is on a song from 1964.  It’s a song about a man and a woman, who want to meet somewhere in private. They decide to do it out of sight and out of the sun, under the boardwalk. The song was not the problem, actually, it rather was another affair: the lead singer, Rudy Lewis, died the evening before the planned recording date. The Drifters then decided to bring back a former member of the band, to sing the vocals, namely Johnny Moore. They had a hit with the song, peaking at number 4 in the Billboard chart. The song has been recorded by very much artists since then, including The Beach Boys, the Tom Tom Club (who brought it to the UK charts as the first artist), and the summer version of Bruce Willis (one of these singing artists, along with David Hasselhoff…). Enjoy the original:

The Drifters- Under The Boardwalk